Aston Villa leading race for German wonderkid

Aston Villa are leading several clubs across Europe in the race for highly-rated German wonderkid Hany Mukhtar, according to talkSPORT.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been tracked by the likes of Benfica, Villarreal and Koln in recent weeks, but Aston Villa are thought to be in poll position for his signature.

Mukhar has impressed¬†for Hertha Berlin’s reserves this season but is out of contract next summer and is yet to agree a new and improved deal at the club.

And Villa are expected to approach the youngster in January with an attractive offer to bring him to the Premier Leaguer, with manager Paul Lambert a long term admirer of the Germany under-20 international.