Free-agent Gary Cahill, who started his career at Aston Villa, has reportedly held talks with his former club.

Gary Cahill left Aston Villa in 2008 with zero trophies to his name, and 11 years later he could be walking through the doors of Bodymoor Heath once again, but this time as a serial winner.

It is perhaps one of Villa’s biggest mistakes allowing a player like Cahill to leave when he did because his route to Chelsea via Bolton led him to numerous trophies, including Premier League titles and European Cups. 

Now, the Telegraph are reporting that Cahill has held talks with Villa about a potential return to the club, but no decision has been made yet.

If Cahill does return to Villa, and they should do everything in their power to sign up the free agent, then he would no doubt take Tyrone Mings’ game to the next level.

The 26-year-old has become a popular figure in the Midlands and he would be even more devastating if he were to have Cahill by his side.

The former England international would complement Mings’ style of play and ensure that he continues to rise in a Villa shirt.

Whilst Mings was outstanding for Dean Smith in the Championship last season, the Premier League is a completely different kettle of fish.

Many would back Mings to be one of those players that can take his performance from the second tier into the top tier, but a serial winner such as Cahill would no doubt be rewarding to the powerhouses game, both on and off the pitch.

Therefore, not just for Villa, in terms of picking up points, would Cahill be a good signing, but those around him would no doubt see their game rise under the Premier League veteran.

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