Aston Villa signing Josh Windass ahead of West Bromwich Albion would give them some revenge for Sam Johnstone

Goal keeper Sam Johnstone #50 of Manchester United FC warms up before a game against FC Barcelona during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara,...

Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion were both keen on Sam Johnstone, but the goalkeeper ended up at the Hawthorns.

Josh Windass of Rangers looks dejected after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Aston Villa could score their own little bit of revenge on West Bromwich Albion, if they beat the Baggies to Josh Windass.

The Daily Mail claim (live blog, 13:20) that Windass is on both West Brom’s and Villa’s wishlist this summer.

And if Villa can get a deal over the line for the Rangers man, then they may just feel like they have got one back on their rivals for the Johnstone deal.

Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone celebrates their goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May...

West Brom took advantage of Villa’s financial struggles to bring in Johnstone from Manchester United.

The goalkeeper had spent the last two seasons at Villa Park, and become a crowd favourite, but Steve Bruce’s side didn’t have the money to buy him on a permanent deal and West Brom took advantage.

Josh Windass of Scottish club Rangers FC gestures to supporters in the stands after scoring the game winning goal against Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro during the second half of their...

Albion and Villa now look set to go head to head again for Windass, and if Villa could get a deal over the line, they could at least show that they are ready to compete with their Midlands rivals this season.

Villa’s financial worries have been reduced after their recent takeover, and signing Windass would prove that they are back in the market for talent again, after a slow summer so far.

 

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