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Report: Aston Villa want £12million-rated striker Mbwana Samatta

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Report: Aston Villa want £12million-rated striker Mbwana Samatta

Aston Villa are reportedly interested in centre-forward Mbwana Samatta from Belgian top-flight club Genk.

According to the Sun, Dean Smith’s side are one of several teams keen on the 26-year-old goal machine.

It is understood that Leicester City, Watford, Burnley, Roma and Lyon are all admirers of the Tanzania international.

But the report details that Premier League outfit Brighton are leading the pursuit for him and that he is valued at £12million.

Samatta is also believed to be keen on a move to England, after he fired Genk to the league title in Belgium.

 

The striker made 51 appearances across all competitions this season and scored a remarkable 32 goals in return.

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TBR’s View:

Samatta appears to be hitting the peak of his career following a remarkable season in front of goal and he deserves his shot in a top league.

He looked irresistible in Belgium and proved in Europe too that he can find the back of the net regularly.

Villa are preparing for life back in the Premier League next season and need to try find a replacement for Tammy Abraham, who shined on loan with the Midlands giants in their promotion-winning campaign.

Samatta is a pacey attacker that could be worth a punt at £12million, but Villa would have plenty of work to do if they want to beat Brighton to his signature.

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