Is Polish ace on the way to Aston Villa?

Aston Villa looking at 23-year-old Polish WInger Michal Mak

Aston Villa are the latest club reported to be taking a look at GKS Belchatow forward Michal Mak.

The 23-year-old winger has been attracting attention from clubs such as Anderlecht in recent months and it is reported by that Villa had their scouts at the GIEKSA Arena for the recent Ekstraklasa game between Belchatow and Ruch Chorzow.

Mak, who can play on either the wing or up front, scored 13 goals in 31 games last season as Belchatow clinched promotion back to the top flight.

With Villa still not quite out of relegation trouble yet despite their 4-0 victory over Sunderland last weekend, manager Tim Sherwood will be assessing all options to improve their attacking prowess over the coming months.

Although Scott Sinclair has done well since he joined the Villa Park outfit, should the unthinkable happen and Villa get relegated it's doubtful the Manchester City man would leave the Etihad Stadium to play in the Championship, and Mak may be seen as a cheaper option in that regard.

However Mak himself is quoted saying that he doesn't believe that leaving Poland right now would be beneficial to his career, telling the Polish press if he were to leave the Brunatni now, he would only leave for another Polish team.

The former Poland Under-21 international is out of contract at the end of the season and thus would be entitled to talk to Aston Villa under the Bosman ruling.

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