Report: Aston Villa considering Raul de Tomas move
Aston Villa are considering a potential move for Raul de Tomes, though the Daily Mail reports that there are concerns about his work-rate off the ball.
The Villans are definitely one side to keep an eye on before the deadline passes. Steven Gerrard’s squad looks extremely impressive. But a lot of optimism evaporated after their opening day display.
Several previously-key players could now move on. The Daily Mail lists Tyrone Mings and Ollie Watkins amongst those who could leave in the final weeks of the window.
Should the latter go, Villa fans will surely want a new striker to arrive. And it seems that one name on their radar is de Tomas.
According to the Mail, his name has been mentioned at Villa Park. However, there are concerns about his work-rate.
Aston Villa considering de Tomas
De Tomas’ stock has never been higher. His tally of 23 league goals helped Espanyol to promotion in 2021. And he followed that with another 17 strikes in La Liga last season.
He has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League. Reports earlier this summer claimed that Arsenal want the 27-year-old.
His contract includes a £59 million release clause. And given that he is under contract until 2026, you would imagine that Espanyol would be reluctant to sell him for much less.
If Villa have concerns about his work-rate, it is hard to imagine the Villans offering a huge sum to bring him to England in this window.
But their form over the next few games may define how busy they prove to be before the deadline. And with that, the club may become more open to the idea of one last big statement of intent.
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