Aston Villa have agreed a deal with Bournemouth for the permanent transfer of Tyrone Mings.
According to talkSPORT, the Villans will fork out a whopping £26 million for the defender, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa Park.
The 26-year-old was superb for the Midlands club during their brilliant end to the season and definitely played his part in Villa’s return to the Premier League.
If it’s true, then it’s a handsome profit for Bournemouth, who paid Ipswich Town £8 million to sign him in 2015.
The injury-prone Englishman has only made 23 appearances for the south coast club, and 106 in total in his career so far, which makes the reported £26 million agreement eyebrow-raising to say the least.
Mings was excellent for Villa but surely this could harm their bid to strengthen other areas of the squad.
Bournemouth are within their rights to demand what they want, but Villa should surely be attempting to negotiate a more reasonable price or walk away.
Mings’ awful injury record is surely reason enough for Villa to demand a lower figure.
The market is massively inflated as everybody knows, but Villa are clearly desperate to keep Mings and are prepared to take a huge risk.