Sam Gallagher surely ranks among best transfers Aston Villa could hope for this summer

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham looks dejected after Millwall score their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Millwall at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Aston Villa are said to be keen to bring in the striker from Southampton.

Sam Gallagher of Blackburn Rovers and Andreas Bjelland of Brentford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park on May 7, 2017 in Brentford,...

According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are interested in signing Sam Gallagher from Southampton and he is surely the best option they could have hoped for.

Gallagher is set to be made available by Southampton on loan, with Villa keen on taking the striker.

And, given their current predicament, Gallagher is surely the best signing Steve Bruce’s side could have hoped for.

Nathan Baker of Aston Villa is closed down by Sam Gallagher of Blackburn Rovers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa at Ewood Park on April 29,...

Gallagher may not yet be a deadly striker at Championship level, but he has proven he can score goals in the second tier.

The 22-year-old netted seven goals in 30 appearances as an out and out striker for Birmingham City last season, and while that is far from an outstanding record, his spell with the Blues should have helped him develop.

Gallagher is still a very highly regarded prospect, and if Bruce could bring the best out of him, he could be a valuable asset to Villa.

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham City reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on February 20, 2018 in Brentford, England.

Gallagher has pace, power and is a strong finisher when in on goal.

And Villa surely cannot expect any better than a striker like Gallagher, given their current financial plight.

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