Report: Everton and Aston Villa want Christian Luyindama
Everton and Aston Villa are closely monitoring Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama, with Turkish outlet Sampiy 10 reporting that his club are awaiting an offer for the 27-year-old.
The DR Congo international has made 11 starts in the top flight this season. He has made a further two appearances from the bench. Nevertheless, it appears that he could soon be on the move.
According to Sampiy 10, Gala are open to selling the centre-back this month. And it seems that he could be offered the chance to move to the Premier League.
The report claims that both the Toffees and Villans want Luyindama. It is stated that an offer of around £8.9 million (€10 million) could be enough to get a deal done.
And the report adds that his club are now waiting for an official bid.
TBR View: Villa may need centre-back more than Everton
Everton fans have become somewhat accustomed to seeing Carlo Ancelotti use a back four with centre-backs in both full-back roles.
That may hint that Villa potentially need a centre-back slightly more than Everton this month. But Dean Smith may also be happy with his options. Kortney Hause surprised many during his recent run in the side.
And a couple of youngsters stood out as ones for the future in their recent FA Cup tie with Liverpool.
Luyindama boasts some fairly impressive statistics in Turkey’s top flight this term. According to Whoscored.com, he sits just outside the top 10 for interceptions and clearances per game.
He ranks much lower for tackling. And that may be a concern for his Premier League admirers. But given his asking price, it may not be a surprise if one club does decide to take a gamble.
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