The Athletic’s reporter David Ornstein has claimed that both Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are both keeping tabs on Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa, as his excellent 2020-21 form edges him closer to a potential England call-up.
Konsa, 23, has been magnificent alongside Tyrone Mings this season – making that position his own. In his 20 Premier League appearances – missing just two top-flight games – he has helped Dean Smith’s side keep a whopping 10 clean sheets.
Signed from Brentford, Smith’s former side, in the summer of 2019 for £12million (Athletic), Konsa has gone on to surpass 50 appearances for an improving Villa team. His chances of an England call-up are also vastly improving, too.
But his form has not only caught the eye of Gareth Southgate. Indeed, Liverpool are considering a move for the defender as are Tottenham, who need to plug a leak at the back. It remains to be seen how much Villa would charge for Konsa.
TBR’s view – Konsa benefited from working under John Terry
Initially joining Villa, there were question marks over whether Villa had paid too much for the young Englishman. But this season, he has flipped that on its head – making his £12million fee look like a bargain.
Working under a Premier League legend and one of England’s best ever defenders in Terry has clearly helped Konsa – and Mings. Both are in with a shout of playing for England at Euro 2021, and a move in the summer would hardly be a surprise.
TransferMarkt claim he has the same agent as Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, and Liverpool’s Rhys Williams.