Report: Aston Villa target Florin Andone has already decided to join Espanyol this summer

RCD Espanyol, Power8 Stadium

The Romanian has impressed for struggling Cordoba in La Liga this season.

In April it was reported by the Daily Mail that Aston Villa were keen on the Romanian striker Florin Andone.

The report claimed that Villa were keen on the 22-year-old to add some attacking verve to their ranks this summer.

Andone has played this season with Cordoba in La Liga - who have struggled for form. He has however impressed, scoring six goals in 20 appearances.

The finisher, who moved to Spain as a boy, has previously played for Villarreal and recently earned a call-up to the Romanian national team because of his good form.

But while Villa may feel they have found a gem, they will need to think again according to a report.

Mundo Deportivo are claiming that Andone has already decided where he will be playing next season, and it will not be with Villa. They state he is all set to join La Liga outfit Espanyol. They believe contact has already taken place between both parties.

Villa have worries over the future of Christian Benteke while Libor Kozak is still fighting for full fitness - hence the pursuit of a new striker at Villa Park.

Andone however might be crossed off the shopping list soon.

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