Report: Reported Aston Villa target Ondrej Duda wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach

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Aston Villa have been linked with Ondrej Duda, but now they face competition for his signature.

Duda has been linked with Aston Villa in the last few months, through transferrin.pl, but now a report in Legia.Sport claims that Borussia Monchengladbach want the 20-year-old playmaker this summer.

A young attacking midfielder, Duda is considered one of the brightest prospects in European football, and he currently turns out for Legia Warsaw in Poland. He moved to Legia in 2014, having started his career with MFK Kosice in his homeland of Slovakia.

It is with Legia that Duda has really come into his own, making 52 appearances, and scoring 11 goals and registering 10 assists.

He also earned his first international appearances due to his impressive form with Legia, and he has since earned two senior caps for Slovakia - scoring one goal.

Villa have long shown an interest in brining the talented youngster to the Premier League, and they can blow Monchengladbach out the water in terms of financial benefits to Legia.

However, at his young age, it is likely that Duda will favour a move to a club at which he is guaranteed first-team football, and he has certainly shown enough to suggest he would bring creativity and attacking intent to the midfield at Villa Park.

It seems as if he would excel under the leadership of Tim Sherwood, with the ultra offensive system being perfect for Duda to play as a number 10 and create goalscoring opportunities for his teammates.

Duda would be a great signing for Villa, but it remains to be seen whether they formalise their interest into a concrete approach for the young prospect this summer.

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