Report: Aston Villa wanted new Leicester City signing Christian Fuchs

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Aston Villa were reportedly interested in Christian Fuchs before his move to Premier League rivals Leicester City.

Aston Villa wanted to sign Christian Fuchs in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

Defender Fuchs has agreed to join Villa’s Premier League rivals Leicester City on a three-year contract, as reported by BBC Sport.

The Foxes will not have to pay any transfer fee for the services of the 29-year-old, who is out of contract at German club Schalke at the end of the month.

It is a shrewd signing from Leicester, who will be fighting for survival in the Premier League yet again next season.

The Sun have now reported that Villa also wanted to sign the Austria international, claiming that manager Tim Sherwood “had made the deadball specialist one of his major summer targets”.

Fuchs will be a good addition to the current Leicester team, and one can understand why Villa were interested in him.

In the recently concluded 2014-15 season, the left-back scored two goals and created 33 chances in 25 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke.

The Austrian had a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 54%, and won 87 headers, 13 dribbles and 47 tackles.

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