The 2018/19 campaign was a bizarre one for Steer. He started Villa’s opening game of the Championship campaign, a 3-1 win at Hull City, before being loaned out to Charlton Athletic.
Just a few months later however, Steer had been re-called midway through his season-long spell at The Valley before establishing himself as Villa’s number one, ahead of Norway international Orjan Nyland and £7 million January signing Lovre Kalinic.
But, although the 26-year-old played a major role as Dean Smith’s side sealed a return to the Premier League by beating Derby in the play-off final, Sky Sports claims that Steer is unlikely to be Villa’s number one when the new season kicks off.
Instead, they appear to be targeting a goalkeeper who has proven himself in the Premier League with Butland, an established England international, ticking plenty of boxes.
Stoke want at least £20 million for their reigning Player of the Year – but such a fee is unlikely to put off an Aston Villa side who are expected to make a splash in the transfer market.
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