Aston Villa are set to turn their attention in the transfer market to Lewis Dunk, according to a report from The Sun.
However, their efforts are now set to turn to defensive signings according to The Sun who claim they’ll now be focusing on Dunk, Jack Butland and Matt Targett.
The former has been the subject of a potential £30m move to Leicester per TEAMtalk but it now appears Villa are also in the running for the Brighton defender.
Bringing back Tyrone Mings remains a real possibility after his fantastic loan spell in the Midlands.
The Telegraph claim that talks are ongoing with Bournemouth over a potential move but a transfer may not happen until the end of the month.
But despite their interest in the Cherries defender, bringing in Dunk would be an even bigger statement.
The 27-year-old was a rock at the back for Brighton in 2018/19, establishing himself as one of the most consistent and reliable English defenders in the Premier League.
As a result, he’d be a perfect alternative to Mings if they fail to bring him back to Villa Park.
Standing at 6 ft 4, Dunk is only an inch smaller than the Bournemouth man meaning that the pair are incredibly similar in the way they play the game.
In terms of their reading of the game they’re also very alike, something that’s evident in the number of interceptions they make per match. Dunk made 1.3 on average whilst the former Ipswich centre-back made 1.2.
However, as far as finding proven Premier League defenders go, he’d be a stellar addition to Dean Smith’s squad.