Report: Aston Villa hold talks with Felipe Avenatti's agent over transfer

Aston Villa have reportedly met with Felipe Avenatti's agent over a move to England.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Aston Villa have held talks with the agent of Ternana striker Felipe Avenatti over a move to Villa Park this summer.

Villa have made just one summer signing so far in defender Micah Richards, but manager Tim Sherwood will now look to bring in more attacking firepower before the start of the new season.

Tutto Mercato Web believe that Villa are keen on signing Ternana hitman Avenatti - and even held talks with the player's agent on Tuesday.

The Uruguayan, 22, has scored ten goals in 51 games for the Italian outfit, having joined the club from River Plate in Uuguay back in 2013.

Recent reports from TMW have suggested that Leeds United are interested in bringing Avenatti to English football, but their latest report states that Villa are pushing ahead with a move to sign the 6ft 5in target man - with talks already held between the club and agent.

Good enough for Villa?

Avenatti's goalscoring record in the second tier of Italian football is modest to say the least, which would certainly make Villa fans question his potential arrival.

Villa already have one giant striker signed from Italian football in Libor Kozak, and after the Czech forward struggled with injuries, they may rather see him given another chance rather than splash out for the unproven Avenatti.

With strength and aerial ability, Avenatti could make an impact, should he join Villa this summer - but it would certainly be a gamble from Sherwood, who need regular goalscorers in his side next season, something Avenatti has yet to prove that he can do.

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