Aston Villa and Newcastle-linked Marvelous Nakamba appears to have hinted at which club he wants to join

Timmy Simons midfielder of Club Brugge and Marvelous Nakamba midfielder of Club Brugge celebrating winning the Jupiler Pro League title 2017 - 2018 for the 15th time in the history of the...

Aston Villa and Newcastle United are among those being credited with an interest in Nakamba.

Marvelous Nakamba of Club Brugge  during the UEFA Champions League  match between Club Brugge v AS Monaco at the Jan Breydel Stadium on October 24, 2018 in Brugge Belgium

A player linked with moves to either Aston Villa or Newcastle United this summer is now following one of those clubs on social media.

According to the Chronicle, both Villa and Newcastle are interested in signing the Club Brugge midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba.

And Het Laaste Nieuws reported on Monday that Nakamba had failed to report to training in an attempt to force a move away from the Belgian club.


Since then, Le Soir has claimed that offers have arrived (and been subsequently declined) for the Zimbabwean from 1. FC Koln and Aston Villa - whose bid is said to have been worth €10 million (around £9m).

And some eagle-eyed Twitter users have spotted the latter club (but neither Koln, Newcastle nor even Brugge) among those being followed by Nakamba on Instagram - suggesting that it is only the Villans for whom the 25-year-old has eyes.

Brugge want £20m for the former Vitesse Arnhem and AS Nancy-Lorraine player, according to the Chronicle.

Nakamba has already seen his former Brugge teammate, Wesley Moraes, leave for Aston Villa this summer, despite Newcastle also being credited with an interest in the Brazilian striker.

Club Brugge's Brazilian forward Wesley Moraes celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between AS Monaco and Bruges at The 'Louis II'...

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