Aston Villa have signed three players on a permanent basis since their return to the Premier League last month.
Aston Villa signed Tyrone Mings on-loan from Bournemouth in January and his addition had a huge impact on the club as they won promotion to the Premier League.
The highly-rated defender spoke about his respect for Villa's assistant coach John Terry and the fact that he couldn't turn down the chance to learn from the Chelsea legend, as quoted by the Guardian.
But could another left-footed defender follow in the footsteps of Mings as Villa prepare for the Premier League? And could Terry play a huge part in Dean Smith landing another one of his potential targets?
The Guardian have claimed that Villa are interested in signing Chelsea's 18-year-old defender Ethan Ampadu this summer as they aim to make their mark in their first season back in England's top-flight.
Ampadu's potential arrival would help Villa in many ways because they need more quality at centre-back and Ampadu's ability to play in front of the defence would also be very useful.
Terry, who joined Dean Smith's coaching staff in October following the sacking of Steve Bruce, has played a huge part in Villa earning promotion.
Last summer, he played in Villa's play-off final defeat to Fulham at Wembley, but this time around, he played his part from the sidelines and he will be looking to provide that experience in the Premier League.
But with Ampadu being at Chelsea, Terry could surely use his contacts and influence in getting Ampadu to Villa Park because he has done it before.
Striker Tammy Abraham moved to Villa from Stamford Bridge last summer and his goals in the Championship were absolutely crucial in the Midlands outfit's success.
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