The report is actually based around Lyon’s interest in Rongier but Villa – and Southampton – have also been mentioned when it comes to the 24-year-old.
The midfielder has just come off the back of a decent season for Nantes – scoring four times and contributing seven assists in 43 appearances in all competitions.
Rongier has a contract with his Ligue 1 side until the summer of 2022 but could be leaving ahead of the 2019-20 campaign in search of pastures new.
It is expected to be a fairly busy summer transfer window for Villa as they prepare for life back in the Premier League.
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And it would be fair to say that the club’s supporters are keen for their team to move for Rongier in this summer’s transfer window.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
This guy is the real deal. Would be great
— I’m Hard 4 Aston Villa (@Hard4AstonVilla) June 4, 2019
— Liam (@Akining_) June 4, 2019
Would be a smart signing IMO. Could still do with a taller CM aswell, but he is all around CM, both creating and protecting our defence. Link seemed very random though. Le Foot article seemed to have just chosen our name on random really. #avfc
— Chrsmo (@Chrsmo) June 4, 2019
Valentin Rongier looks some player ? #AVFC
— The AVFC Faithful (@AVFCFaithful_) June 4, 2019
Agreed would love to sign him
— ? (@twdfan02) June 4, 2019
Looks very solid. Comfortable with both feet from the look of it as well.
— Paul Brookes (@Brookesy1986) June 4, 2019
I think it would be good, everybody loves a midfielder that isn’t afraid to shoot!
— Azza ?? (@Aaron05411306) June 4, 2019