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Aston Villa make Leander Dendoncker bid

Aston Villa are reportedly interested in securing a deadline day deal for Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker.

What’s the news?

In a recent Twitter post, journalist Mike McGrath revealed that the Villa Park outfit have “held talks” over a deal for the Belgian.

A move has since developed further with Sky Sports confirming the Midlands club have submitted a £13m bid for the player.

Wolves originally signed the 27-year-old on loan from Anderlecht in the summer of 2018 before securing him on a permanent deal a year later.

During his time at Molineux, the midfielder has made 159 appearances across all competitions, scoring 12 goals and supplying four assists along the way.

Gerrard would love it

To highlight how useful he was for Bruno Lage’s side in the Premier League last season, just two other Wolves players ended the campaign with a higher percentage for shots on target than him (43.5%), while only three of his team-mates racked up a higher pass completion percentage than him (87.3%).

This shows how capable the £90k-per-week midfielder is in possession and how deadly he can be when given the chance to have an attempt at goal.

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Hailed by the Wolves manager as a “top player and a top man with the right mentality”, Dendoncker would certainly offer Steven Gerrard a very capable extra midfield option in his squad, which the 42-year-old would surely love to have.

With seven clubs in the top flight having a higher pass completion percentage in the midfield third of the pitch than Villa (87.9%), there is certainly room to improve in this area for the Villans, something with which the Belgium international will surely be able to help.

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Taking into account how the midfielder has only started Wolves’ first two league games of the season and was an unused substitute for their 0-0 draw against Bournemouth last night, potentially making the short move to Villa – where he may have a better chance of playing regularly and playing under a manager like Gerrard – could be a tempting prospect for the player.

Also, with Douglas Luiz’s current contract at Villa Park set to expire next summer, this could make the Wolves colossus a suitable replacement for the Brazilian should he leave the club at that time.

If the Villans have the opportunity to take Dendoncker away from their Midlands rivals before tonight’s transfer deadline, this could be a very smart move from Johan Lange and NSWE.

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