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In Focus: Aston Villa target Donkor isn’t right for their current situation

According to reports in the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa could look to sign Wolfsburg winger Anton Donkor this summer but they could face competition from Premier League side Everton.

What’s the word, then?

Well, Villa boss Steve Bruce wanted to bring the 19-year-old to the Championship outfit during the January transfer window but he lost out to the Toffees, who brought him in to play in their Under-23 side.

The deal that took him to Goodison Park was with a view to completing a permanent £1.5m move this summer, however an ankle injury meant he featured just three times before returning to Germany to undergo rehabilitation.

Whether Everton are willing to sign him permanently now remains to be seen despite the fact that he won a penalty and assisted another on his debut for the Toffees, and Villa could swoop in if not.

Where would he fit in at Villa?

Well, even though he is yet to feature in the first team for Wolfsburg he has impressed with his ability to play on either wing.

The 19-year-old is pacy and skilful and there is no doubt that he could prove to be an exciting addition for Villa, if for the future.

While Albert Adomah has become a key man on the right-hand side, there is certainly a spot in the side up for grabs on the opposite flank.

Would he be a good signing?

As we hinted at before, the wide man would likely be one for the future rather than a key member of the side that is looking to achieve automatic promotion next season.

In that respect, and with little money to spend unless they sell some deadwood, Steve Bruce would be better off targeting players that ready to feature right now rather than taking a risk.

What’s the verdict, then?

Well, with money tight and promotion on the line next season following a disappointing Championship campaign, a move for Donkor seems like it would be a big and needless risk.

If they could get him on loan it may be worthwhile, but a permanent deal would surely be out of the question.

Article title: In Focus: Aston Villa target Donkor isn’t right for their current situation

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