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Report: Aston Villa make £7million bid for Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton

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Report: Aston Villa make £7million bid for Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton

Aston Villa have reportedly made a seven-figure offer for Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

According to the Sun, the Midlands giants have made a £7million bid for the shot-stopper as their Sumer overhaul continues.

It is understood that Dean Smith’s side are starting with a low initial offer for the 33-year-old.

The report details that Burnley value the England international much more than £7million, but he could leave next summer on a free transfer as it stands.

The report explains that Heaton has been in talks over a contract extension at Turf Moor, but discussion are now at a standstill after he turned down the first offer.

 

Heaton is reportedly seen as a genuine option to alternative Villa targets Jack Butland and Neil Etheridge.

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TBR’s View:

Smith’s impressive business in the summer window so far suggests Villa are ready to make an impact on their return to the top-flight, but they could do with strengthening their options in goal.

Heaton would be an upgrade in net for the club and he’s proven himself to be a top performer in the Premier League over the years.

He’s forced himself into the England set-up during Gareth Southgate’s reign, albeit playing an understudy role to Everton’s Jordan Pickford.

Heaton is a reliable goalkeeper that is safe with his hands and decent with the ball at his feet, which is why £7million would be an absolute steal for him.

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