Reported Aston Villa target Tyrone Mings sends Instagram message, Ian Taylor responds

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith (Right) and chief executive Christian Purslow (Left) during an interview for the club media after Winning Promotion to the Premier League at Villa Park on...

Aston Villa will be keen to sign Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings on a permanent basis this summer after his successful loan spell in the Championship.

Tyrone Mings (40) of Aston Villa celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium, London on Monday 27th May 2019. (Credit: Jon...

Bournemouth defender and Aston Villa target Tyrone Mings has stated on Instagram that he 'can't wait for pre-season to begin', with club legend Ian Taylor cheekily asking him 'with who?'.

Centre-back Mings enjoyed a successful six-month loan spell at Villa last season by helping them earn promotion to the Premier League following their Championship play-off final win against Derby County. 

 

Here is Mings's message, which was posted on his personal Instagram account, with former Holte End favourite Taylor issuing his response: 

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But, as things stand, the defensive powerhouse is still a Bournemouth player and will be training with Eddie Howe's side for pre-season, with the Villa seemingly keen to bring him back to the club.

The Birmingham Mail have previously reported that Dean Smith and Chief Executive Christian Purslow would have wanted Mings signed by now, but they are yet to agree a deal with the Cherries for his signature. 

Either way, it wouldn't be a surprise if Mings would want to join Villa considering the success he had at the club, and there's no doubt the supporters want him back. 

Aston Villas Tyrone Mings  during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Villa have already re-signed two of their loanees from last season, with versatile defender Kortney Hause and winger Anwar El Ghazi putting pen-to-paper on a permanent contract. 

The Midlands outfit have been one of the busiest teams in the transfer market this summer with the above two, Jota, Matt Targett and Wesley also joining the club. 

Pre-season for Villa started on Wednesday morning, and Smith and Co. will be hoping Mings can join them sooner rather than later. 

Richard O'Kelly Assistant head coach, Dean Smith manager and John Terry assistant manager of Aston Villa share a joke during a press conference at Villa Park Stadium on October 15, 2018 in...

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