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.
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.
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.