Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore reckons Tyrone Mings could become a legend at the club.
The 48-year-old was speaking at an England training session, with Mings having been called up for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kosovo and Bulgaria.
The £20 million permanent signing from Bournemouth (BBC Sport) has made a great start for Villa in the Premier League so far, impressing fans with his smooth transition from the Championship.
The 6ft 5in centre-half is a big crowd favourite at the Midlands club, and Collymore expects him to thrive.
In a video uploaded to the England YouTube channel, he said: “I think he’s found a home at Villa. He had a very nasty injury at Bournemouth when he was their record signing, so to come back from that and to go through that adversity, join a big club like Aston Villa and help them get back to the Premier League has rebooted him.
“It’s refilled his confidence. I think he’ll go onto become a Villa legend. He’s top quality, make no bones about it – he’s a great athlete, he’s a very good footballer and is positionally very aware.”
Mings is undoubtedly a talented player, but club legend status is something that is very difficult to achieve.
Fans already love him, but Mings’ record with injury so far in his career is somewhat concerning.
If he were to stay fit as Collymore says, then there would be a decent chance of Mings leaving a huge mark on the club in years to come.