Aston Villa's reported interest in Terrence Kongolo is utterly baffling

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa talks to the press during a press conference at Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground on May 23, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa are in need of a left-back following their promotion to the Premier League with Neil Taylor the only specialist player able to deploy that role currently within the squad.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith celebrates following the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London, United...

As the days in the summer transfer window tick by, Aston Villa are beginning to fill the spaces in their squad as they prepare for a return to the Premier League. 

The Daily Mail have recently claimed that Villa, along with fellow Premier League side Watford, are keen on the services of Huddersfield Town left-back Terrence Kongolo

It is said that Villa have asked about the 25-year-old, who was relegated with the Terriers last season having only joined them last summer for a club-record fee of £17.5 million from French side Monaco. [Sky Sports]


Given the fact that Kongolo would be such a prized asset to Huddersfield, especially with their relegation to the second tier and their ambitions to make a return, then they surely won't allow their player to go so cheaply. 

Not only that, considering Villa are now in the Premier League, and are looking for top-quality players, Kongolo's name doesn't exactly jump into mind as to someone you'd instantly go for.

Plus, the left-back area has been a concern for Villa, not just for this season, but for many seasons now and Dean Smith has to get it right.

Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo puts pressure on Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during the Premier League match between Southampton and Huddersfield Town at St...

Therefore, moving for a player of Kongolo's qualities, and considering what Smith and Co might have to pay for the player, Villa should look elsewhere because if they push forward for such a deal then it would be an utterly baffling decision.

At this moment in time, Neil Taylor is the only recognised player in that left-back role,  with Kortney Hause, who recently made his loan move to Villa Park permanent, also able to deploy that role. 

But there's no doubt that Villa need another fresh pair of legs to play at on that left side and a player like Kongolo simply isn't worth the risk. 

Terence Kongolo of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Huddersfield Town at St Mary's Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom.

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