Exciting teenager to arrive at Villa Park? Aston Villa linked with Mainz ace Erkan Eyibil

According to Turkish Football, Aston Villa have joined the hunt for Mainz 05 teenager Erkan Eyibil ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the word, then?

Eyibil is yet to make his first-team debut for Mainz, but the 17-year-old has been putting up some seriously impressive numbers for the German side’s youth teams.

Indeed, the attacker has managed 17 goals and five assists in 20 games for Mainz’s Under-19 side this term, which followed 27 goals and 27 assists in 47 matches at Under-17 level.

According to Turkish Football, Villa have joined the hunt for Eyibil, but the Championship side will face serious competition for his signature.

Indeed, the report has claimed that West Bromwich Albion are also in the picture, in addition to Newcastle United and West Ham United, who have been scouting the teenager.

A four-time Germany Under-18 international, it seems likely that Eyibil will be on the move this summer, but his destination is currently unclear.

Do Aston Villa have a chance of winning the race?

According to Turkish Football, Eyibil is ‘keen on playing in the Premier League’, suggesting that Villa will have to win promotion to the top flight to stand a chance.

That said, there is also reportedly interest from Besiktas and Fenerbahce.

It would take something special for Dean Smith’s side to land the teenager, but Villa are a huge football club and would be a very, very attractive proposition if they managed to come through the Championship playoffs victorious.

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Transfermarkt have listed Eyibil as an attacking midfielder – a number 10 – but he is also seemingly capable of operating on either the left or the right.

Villa will currently be focused on their upcoming Championship playoff semi-final with West Bromwich Albion, but the club are seemingly already putting summer plans in place.