Aston Villa chase Dutch striker

Aston Villa are reportedly weighing up a £7million move for Heerenveen striker Bas Dost.

The Netherlands under-21 international is the top goalscorer in the Eredivisie this season, and has also been linked with a move to Valencia this summer.

Dost is 6ft 5in, and after scoring 23 goals in the league this season has been described as the ‘Dutch Peter Crouch’.

The attacker has admitted that he has heard of interest from Alex McLeish’s side, but will not discuss his future until the campaign ends.

“It is positive news,” he told Voetbal Primeur, translated to English by Sky Sports.

“You hear this and of course it is nice to know they are interested.

“Aston Villa is a club I don’t know very well, but they look good.

“I have spoken with my agent and we won’t be discussing anything during the season,” he concluded.

Villa have already raided Dutch football for one summer signing, as AZ Alkmaar midfielder Brett Holman has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Midlands outfit.

By Gareth McKnight