Aston Villa have enjoyed a strong start to the summer transfer window and may still move for further targets.
You can see already, if you look at paddy power promo code how they have gone from a struggling team odds wise, to a club that appear to be going back to where they used to habitually dwell, the top six.
One of those potential targets is Ibrahim Sangare, who is said to have a €35m (£30m) release clause in his contract and has previously said: “Playing in the Premier League is not only a dream of mine but a dream of every footballer. That is the biggest and most important league in the world.”
Meanwhile, new PSV Eindhoven manager Ruud Van Nistelrooy said last month (via Voetbal International): “I would prefer to know as soon as possible whether (my key players) are staying. The sooner the better, but we are dealing with the transfer deadline. I know from Sangare that he really wants to stay. (Staying at) PSV is absolutely no punishment for him.
“Of course, we also know how the market works. If clubs come with the right financial resources, it could be difficult to keep these players.”
The latter admission will boost Villa’s hopes of securing the signing of Sangare, and it will surely have Gerrard drooling over the prospect of a Sangare and Boubacar Kamara partnership in midfield.
In the 24-year-old PSV tank, we are talking about a hardworking and positionally smart midfielder who could stabilise Villa alongside Kamara, both in the possession-oriented and transitional phases of the game, but more so in the defensive third.
Meanwhile, Kamara is the ultimate string puller in the engine room, completing 73.04 passes per game at a percentage of 91%, with 5.99 of these passes into the final third, which indicates that the two could make for a hugely progressive duo.
Sangare – who has been hailed by Dutch analyst Aad de Mos as the “king” of PSV’s midfield – can sit back and offer defensive stability, whilst Kamara can dictate possession and stabilise Aston Villa in possession.
It really would be a dream duo for Gerrard, who needs to get this transfer over the line pronto.
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