According to The Telegraph journalist John Percy on Twitter, Aston Villa are on the verge of completing the loan signing of Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 30, 2019
BBC Radio Nottingham presenter Robin Chipperfield had previously claimed that Nottingham Forest were the only club to have agreed a loan fee with the Cherries for Mings, but Villa look to have stolen a march on their Championship rivals.
Hearing #nffc have agreed loan fee with Bournemouth for Tyrone Mings…
As it stands, the only club who've done that…
— Robin Chipperfield (@sportchippers) January 30, 2019
The 25-year-old was not involved in Bournemouth’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Wednesday night and is widely expected to move on before Thursday’s deadline.
Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion have both been linked with a move, as per The Express and Star, but it seems that the former have won the race.
There is no question that Mings is a talent, but injuries have not helped the 6ft 5in defender, who has made just five Premier League appearances this season, according to Transfermarkt.
The Villa fans have been on social media offering their views on the developments and it would be fair to say that a number are keen for their club to get the deal over the line.
Indeed, the chance to secure a player of Mings’ quality on loan could have a huge say in their bid to make the Championship play-offs this season.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Villa supporters can be seen below:
John Percy knows
— Dene Trouth (@DeneTrouth) January 30, 2019
— gumsdarlo (@gumsdarlo) January 30, 2019
Percy with the finish.
— Lil’ King (@funkapotomus) January 30, 2019
Yeah, there will be !!
Smith said Purslow, the owners and himself have decided they won’t loan without the option in the future.
This kid will probs play left centre back while Axel’s out and switch to left back when after.. ?
— Tim (@Tim00197779) January 30, 2019
— Matt (@MainManMiIe) January 30, 2019
Would of thought so as dean and purslow only want loan view to permanent
— Oliver Tomkinson (@OllieAvfc123) January 30, 2019
JOHN BLOODY PERCY pic.twitter.com/nEBuRx9A7Z
— maiL (@Liam23C) January 30, 2019
People saying Mings is on £60k a week ???. Try £16k lads
— Barters (@Barters28) January 30, 2019
It going be loan to buy ?
— joe update!!! (@footballb6news) January 30, 2019
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