Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Welsh defender Ashley Williams, according to a report by The Sun.
Everton defender Williams is out of contract at the end of the season and will be available on a free transfer with three clubs interested.
Aston Villa are mulling over a move for the Wales international, while Championship-bound Huddersfield Town and MLS club DC United will scrap for his signature.
Williams is currently on loan with Stoke City in the Championship, where he has played 33 games in the league.
The Potters are in the bottom half of the table and Everton have shown no signs of renewing Williams’ contract when his loan expires.
Aston Villa’s current defensive options include three loanees (Kortney Hause, Tyrone Mings and Axel Tuanzebe) and two players with expiring contracts (Tommy Elphick and Mile Jedinak).
Williams could, therefore, be seen as a squad option for the Villans. But without knowing what division they will be playing in, surely Aston Villa’s decision will wait.
Here are some tweets from Aston Villa fans discussing their transfer links with the 34-year-old.
Ashley Williams is this a joke 34 years old & past his best no chance
— Nigel J Moore ⚽️ (@Moorski7) April 28, 2019
Rather have Shirley Williams
— Ged Egan (@ged_egan) April 28, 2019
Not too keen on that rumour
— Me (@BuggieSmugglr) April 28, 2019
Ashley Williams why rather hause elphick and Chester he is old and way past it no thanks #AVFC
— Dan maher (@dan_maher619) April 28, 2019
Any transfer speculation at this point is not worth paying attention to. Let’s just focus on the next 3 games before all the BS post start.
— Andy ‘Mr M’ Milford (@AndyMilford) April 28, 2019
Rather have Kenneth Williams
— Mark Gilfillan (@mark_gilfillan9) April 28, 2019