Report: Aston Villa want Axel Tuanzebe on permanent contract if promoted

General Views of Villa Park the home of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on April 13, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Axel Tuanzebe is on loan at Aston Villa from Manchester United at the moment.

Axel Tuanzebe of Aston Villa and Stefan Johansen of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final Second Leg match between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa...

According to The Mirror, Aston Villa are interested in signing Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United on a permanent contract if they get promoted to the Premier League.

Villa have reached the Championship playoff final this season, and will take on Derby County at Wembley Stadium in London later this month for a place in the Premier League for the 2019-20 campaign.

 

Tuanzebe spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa Park from Premier League giants United, having joined the Villans in January 2018 when Steve Bruce - now the manager of Sheffield Wednesday - was in charge.

The 21-year-old central defender returned to Villa on a season-long loan deal from the Red Devils in the summer of 2018.

Axel Tuanzebe of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final: First Leg match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on May 11, 2019 in Birmingham,...

According to The Mirror, Villa manager Dean Smith wants to make the England Under-21 international’s loan deal permanent this summer if the team clinch promotion to the Premier League.

The defender has played well for the Villans this season and has established himself as an important player in Smith’s team, making 26 starts and one substitute appearance in the Scottish Premiership, according to WhoScored.

Axel Tuanzebe of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final: Second Leg between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on May 14, 2019 in West Bromwich,...

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