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Report: Liverpool and Aston Villa are going head to head to sign Steven Benda

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Report: Liverpool and Aston Villa are going head to head to sign Steven Benda

Football League World have claimed on their website that Liverpool and Aston Villa are interested in raiding Swansea City for goalkeeper Steven Benda, who is on loan at League Two side Swindon Town.

Benda, 21, joined Swindon in the summer on loan until the end of the season, after failing to break into Swansea’s senior side since joining the club from German outfit 1860 Munich in the summer of 2017. He started on the bench at Swindon.

 

However, he has since broke into the side and his form has coincided with Swindon’s rise to the top of the fourth tier. The Robins have won seven consecutive league games, with Benda playing the last nine league games.

In total, Benda has conceded just 12 goals in 12 games, and kept four clean sheets. His form has attracted Liverpool and Villa scouts, though a January move is unlikely. Swansea want Benda to replace Freddie Woodman, who is on loan from Newcastle.

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TBR’s view – Should Benda try big-club move, or remain patient?

The latter is the best option for Benda. Given this is the first time in his career he is getting senior football on a regular basis, he must remain at Swindon until the end of his loan – and return to Swansea a new man.

With Woodman leaving Swansea next summer – unless a permanent deal arises – there is no doubt why Benda cannot come in to replace the England Under-20 World Cup champion. Benda should ignore interest from Liverpool and Villa.

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