Reported £4.5m Aston Villa target Christoph Monschein scores stunning hat-trick

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on December 01, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Premier League newcomers Aston Villa reportedly want to sign Monschein, who now has more Bundesliga goals than Erling Braut Haaland.

Christoph Monschein of Austria Wien celebrates after scoring a goal during the tipico Bundesliga match between Spusu SKN St. Poelten and FK Austria Wien at NV Arena on October 20, 2019 in...

With the January transfer window just weeks away, Christoph Monschein could hardly have picked a better moment to score the most ruthless of hat-tricks.

According to Sport24, Aston Villa are hot on the heels of the Austria Vienna talisman with a cut-price £4.5 million deal on the cards due to the club's financial problems.

The Midland giants would certainly have been impressed by the way Monschein put Hartberg to the sword during a stunning individual performance on Saturday.

 

The diminutive number nine took his tally to 16 goals in 20 games this season with a clinical treble in a 5-0 win, showcasing his predatory instincts with two close range tap ins either side of a searing drive which almost ripped the net off its hinges.

"It was the best first half of the season so far,” Monschein told Sky after a result which lifts Vienna into seventh.

“I'm always trying to create opportunities and help the team, and sometimes I score one too.”

Jubilation by Christoph Monschein of Austria Wien and Benedikt Pichler of Austria Wien during the tipico Bundesliga match between Austria Wien and TSV Prolactal Hartberg at Generali Arena...

Thanks to his second hat-trick of the season, Monschein has now overtaken the coveted Shon Weissman and the phenomenal £88 million-rated Erling Braut Haaland as the top scorer in Austria’s top flight.

And his bargain £4.5 million price-tag surely makes him a risk worth taking for an Aston Villa side who appear to be one reliable goalscorer away from a comfortable mid-table finish in their first season back in the big time.

Christoph Monschein of Austria Wien during the tipico Bundesliga match between Wolfsberger AC and FK Austria Wien at Lavanttal-Arena on September 15, 2019 in Wolfsberg, Austria.

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