Report: Aston Villa and Watford want £17.5m Huddersfield ace Terrence Kongolo

Dean Smith Manager of Aston Villa during the FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Villa Park on January 05, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Huddersfield Town defender Terrence Kongolo could be heading back to the Premier League with Aston Villa or Watford.

Terence Kongolo of Huddersfield Town during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City at John Smith's Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Huddersfield,...

Aston Villa and Watford are interested in raiding relegated Huddersfield Town for Dutch defender Terrence Kongolo, according to The Mail.

Newly promoted Villa were expected to make a splash in the transfer market this summer and, thanks to their billionaire owners, they haven’t wasted any time in reinforcing Dean Smith’s squad.

Wesley Moraes has already arrived for a club-record £22 million, joining Anwar El-Ghazi and former Birmingham City star Jota at Villa Park. Kortney Hause has signed permanently from Wolves with Tyrone Mings expected to follow in his footsteps.

 

And, according to The Mail, the Midland giants have also expressed an interest in the versatile former Monaco and Feyenoord ace Kongolo.

Huddersfield’s relegation means they will be powerless to prevent the 25-year-old, four time Holland international from leaving with Watford also interested in securing his services.

Victor Moses of Chelsea is challenged by Terence Kongolo of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Chelsea FC at John Smith's Stadium on August 11,...

Kongolo joined The Terriers last summer for a record £17.5 million (Sky) after an impressive loan spell and Huddersfield will be hoping to recoup as much of that fee as possible.

Though he is a centre-back by trade, the Swiss-born powerhouse is equally comfortable at left-back with his mix of combativeness and athleticism perhaps making him the ideal man to solve Aston Villa’s long-standing problem position.

Terence Kongolo of Huddersfield Town wins a header over Javier Manquillo of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's...

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