Aston Villa given green light to move for international ace to solve problem area

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has been handed a major transfer boost with reports from Metro claiming that Salvatore Sirigu is eager to leave Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman took over at Villa Park following a disastrous start to the season under Tim Sherwood, but is yet to register the club’s second win of the season – their only victory came on the opening day of the campaign at Bournemouth.

Garde is sure to be aware that the clock is ticking as he plots to keep the Villans away from relegation, with the Midlanders already seven points adrift of safety.

Metro, citing L’Equipe, claim that the ex-Lyon chief is keen on PSG’s Italian stopper, who is keen to leave the Parc des Princes after losing his first-team berth to Kevin Trapp.

However, Villa may struggle to lure the 28-year-old to Birmingham, with Italian heavyweights Roma also thought to be keen on the stopper.

A move for Sirigu could be a wise one of Villa’s part, with current glovesman Brad Guzan having conceded more goals than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League (202) since he broke through in 2012/13