Aston Villa rate Tyrone Mings very highly and are willing to accept his flaws, journalist Luke Hatfield has told Football FanCast.
This comes after former Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor claimed his old side would not sell Mings for £60m.
The 28-year-old central defender has been such an important figure for manager Dean Smith, making 36 appearances in the Premier League last season.
Mings can be prone to making the odd mistake now and again, something some pundits have been quick to notice and criticise.
Given his playing style, though, it is something Villa accept and they still rate him very highly, according to Hatfield of the Express & Star.
“He does have a little bit of a mistake in him now and then, but I think Villa are willing to accept that, because he is brave on the ball and willing to play out,” the Aston Villa journalist said.
“He is capable of those long passes in behind and I think we’ve seen it, not only for Villa but also for England at times, where he is willing to put that long ball forward. So he does have his flaws it’s fair to say, but he’s still an improving player as well and at centre-back, you’ve got plenty of years left in the tank.
“Villa clearly rate him highly and Dean Smith does see him as one of his favourites.”
£60m would obviously be a lot of money to turn down. But given all of the above, it is not hard to imagine Villa rejecting big bids for the England international.
When you also look at their determination to keep hold of captain Jack Grealish, simply put, the Villans are not coming across as a selling club.