Aston Villa are set to offer Ezri Konsa a new contract in a bid to fend off interest from Tottenham in the defenders, according to The Mirror.
Villa signed the centre-back for £12 million from Brentford in the summer of 2019 and he’s grown as a player over the last 12 months.
Konsa has been bang in form this season, playing in all but two of Villa’s 26 games in the Premier League.
His form alongside Tyrone Mings in defence has led to admiring glances from other clubs, most notably Tottenham.
At 23, Konsa is widely regarded as a player who looks destined to play for a top club and Villa are keen to act.
The London-born performer is playing regularly at Villa Park and Dean Smith is a big fan of the player having managed him at Brentford too.
Konsa currently earns £30,000-a-week and a new deal could see him earn a significant pay increase at the club.
With Tottenham and Liverpool circling, Villa are keen to act and that could leave the duo back to the drawing board.
Both clubs will have significant pul and Smith won’t want to lose him to the clutches of the big boys.
TBR View: Konsa should jump at the chance to stay at Villa
Given his age, the defender is still learning and one thing he is guaranteed at Villa Park is regular football.
With a plethora of talent at Tottenham and Liverpool, those opportunities might not be quite so forthcoming and he needs to think carefully.
Villa have moved in the right direction this season and Konsa’s defensive efforts clearly haven’t gone unnoticed.
He’d be wise to put pen-to-paper on fresh terms at Villa Park and it would be a step in the right direction for both parties.