Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has reportedly joined the race to sign Rafael Leao from Lille.
Aston Villa fans are hugely excited over rumours that they could sign Rafael Leao from Lille this summer.
Leao is regarded as one of the most talented prospects in France, with a whole host of clubs battling for his signature.
And supporters of Dean Smith’s side are hoping that he can be persuaded to join Villa.
Yes please, Leao and Big Wes would be unbelievable together.— Alex McIntosh (@AlexMcI03900051) July 1, 2019
I beg we get him. Fifa 20 career mode would be to good— Ashley Berry (@AVFCBERRY) July 1, 2019
omg yes— MB. (@_mattavfc) July 1, 2019
Great prospect, very tall too which seems to be Smith’s preference— Jack (@JackAvfc__) July 1, 2019
He looks incredible from what I’ve seen on YT. What a signing that would be.— Henry (@hawthornUTV) July 1, 2019
Omg yes please. Can also play RW!!— ✡ MKL (@mylokieran) July 1, 2019
Please— JamesAvfc (@JamesAvfc4) July 1, 2019
If Leao did opt to move to Villa Park it would be a massive statement of intent from Smith’s men.
Villa have already improved their attack with the addition of Wesley this summer, but Leao would be a different type of option.
While Wesley is more powerful, Leao’s strength comes in his agility and pace.
Leao scored eight goals in Ligue 1 last term and helped his current Lille side claim a Champions League spot.