Matteo Guendouzi wanted by Aston Villa
The Villans have been heavily linked with a move for Matteo Guendouzi over the course of the transfer window.
It’s claimed by British media that Aston Villa are set to sign Olympique Marseille young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
The France international was signed by Olympique Marseille in July 2022 from Arsenal for a fee of 11 million euros. He has a contract until 2025 with the club.
In total, he has scored nine goals and supplied 18 assists from 81 Marseille matches.
The 23-year-old has long been touted as one of France’s most promising young talents. As a member of France national football team, Guendouzi won seven caps and he scored one goal.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Aston Villa. Unai Emery wants to sign a new midfielder and Guendouzi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Emery is a firm fan of Olympique Marseille midfielder and Aston Villa could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Aston Villa are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The former Arsenal man has the talent to play many roles in midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Aston Villa are pushing to sign Olympique Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. The France international only signed for OM permanently from Arsenal last year. But he could be on the way back to England, where he is wanted by Villa manager Unai Emery. The pair worked together at Arsenal and Guendouzi is open to a reunion. Emery wants a deal settled this month. The midfielder has missed former OM coach Jorge Sampaoli this season, having struggled to live up to last term’s form under Igor Tudor.”
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Olympique Marseille are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
A big money bid from Aston Villa could tempt OM into selling their prized asset.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
If Guendouzi is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Aston Villa.
Matteo Guendouzi will be an ideal choice for Emery as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his midfielders.
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.