Aston Villa reportedly have an interest in signing Bradley Dack this summer from Championship side Blackburn Rovers.
According to the Daily Mail, Villa are joined by West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United in the hunt for his signature.
The 25-year-old is an attacking midfielder that has just had a brilliant individual campaign at Ewood Park and is highly-rated.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reported in May that West Ham and Crystal Palace were put off by his colossus £18million price tag.
Dack played 45 times across all competitions last season for Blackburn, scoring 18 goals and supplying 10 assists in return.
The English playmaker is usually deployed in the number 10 role behind the striker and is a major goal threat.
There is no doubt he’s a quality talent, but Villa boss Dean Smith should pull the plug on their interest in him.
His reported £18million valuation is far too high for someone that has had just one campaign in the Championship and spent most of his career in League One.
He does have the potential to play in the top flight, but it would be a gamble to splash out an eight-figure fee on him.
The Midlands giants could also use the money to help strengthen other areas of the park, as they already have quality midfielders.
Jack Grealish and John McGinn are nailed on for the box-to-box midfield roles next season, which is why it’s hard to picture Dack breaking into the side anyway.
Villa need to build a team capable of competing next season following their promotion to the Premier League.