Transfer News: Aston Villa could target Manchester United star Brandon Williams
According to Birmingham Live, Aston Villa could decide to target Manchester United star Brandon Williams in this summer transfer window. He could be in line to leave Old Trafford for good ahead of the next season, having attracted potential interest from elsewhere.
Villa are looking to back Steven Gerrard this summer, and they are far from being done in the market as of now. They are searching for a backup left-back for Lucas Digne and could turn their gaze toward Williams for that very reason. Ashley Young is in their squad, but he has not extended his contract just yet, although negotiations are ongoing about a renewal.
Calvin Bassey and Aaron Hickey are alternative options in that role, but they are expensive at this point. That has resulted in links to Sergio Gomez, with Williams also being tipped as a potential target. The latter is claimed to cost just £10million, so perhaps they could decide to go down this route.
Much-needed financial boost!
Losing Williams would not be a massive blow considering the fact that we are well covered in that role. After all, the likes of Luke Shaw, Alex Telles and Alvaro Fernandez provide more than enough options for Erik ten Hag to choose from for the upcoming campaign.
We are desperate for a rebuild this summer if there are plans to get out of the current plight at Old Trafford. We need to raise enough funds for that reason, and selling Williams would be one of the ways to achieve our objectives in this transfer market.
Williams has already been made available in this transfer window, which could indicate that the 21-year-old could end up leaving us this summer. The English defender is currently taking part in the pre-season preparations, so it remains to be seen how his situation will develop in the coming days.
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Williams is on the back of an impressive spell on loan at Norwich City, so he may attract some suitors after all. We would hope to see that happen as a potential bidding war would be in our best interests at this point.
Let’s hope that Young would not stay with Steven Gerrard’s side any longer, as that could pave the way for them to potentially try their chances to sign Williams this summer. Hence, let’s keep a close eye on how those contract talks will pan out in the next few days.