The Villans are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on Egypt international Mohamed Elneny.
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Aston Villa are linked with a move for Arsenal defensive midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
The Egypt international joined Arsenal from Basel for a fee in the region of 12.5 million euros in January 2016. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
The midfielder has featured in only seven matches for Arsenal this term in all competitions.
He is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Egypt. His record for Egypt is impressive. Elneny has scored 8 goals in 91 matches for Egypt at senior level.
The Arsenal manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.
Aston Villa are delving into the transfer market for an experienced defensive midfielder and have done well to identify the 30-year-old as a potential target.
Unai Emery is a firm fan of Arsenal player and Aston Villa could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
The Villans are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Basel man has the talent to play many roles in midfield. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is interesting Aston Villa. The Mirror says Emery wants a reunion with Arsenal midfielder Elneny. Aston Villa could move for the Egyptian midfielder, who is a squad player at the Emirates. Elneny is well liked by manager Mikel Arteta – but has started only three games for the North Londoners.”
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Aston Villa will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Elneny to join the club. If they can agree on a fee with Arsenal, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
Mohamed Elneny stands as an excellent option for Aston Villa. He will be an ideal choice for Unai Emery as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his midfielders.
Aston Villa fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see whether Aston Villa will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.