It is pretty evident that Aston Villa is set to strengthen the midfield in the winter transfer window. The latest update from England suggests that Aston Villa are interested in Arsenal defensive midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
Arsenal spent 12.5 million euros to sign the Egypt international from Basel in the winter of 2016. The 30-year-old has a valid contract with Arsenal until June 2023. (Arsenal have option for one more year)
The defensive midfielder has made seven appearances for Arsenal but is yet to score or register an assist for them this season across all fronts.
He is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Egypt. Elneny has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 8 goals in 91 senior appearances for the Egypt national team.
Unai Emery wants to sign a new defensive midfielder and Mohamed Elneny is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The Egypt international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Unai Emery wants to target in the winter transfer window.
The Villans are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Basel man will add a new dimension to Aston Villa’s midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is interesting Aston Villa. The Mirror says Emery wants a reunion with Arsenal midfielder Elneny. Aston Villa could move for the Egyptian midfielder, who is a squad player at the Emirates. Elneny is well liked by manager Mikel Arteta – but has started only three games for the North Londoners.”
The Gunners are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
If Aston Villa are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
The Premier League side need to add more depth to their midfield and the 30-year-old would be a good signing. Elneny is vastly experienced, is a dependable figure, and would add depth to the Aston Villa squad.
Aston Villa fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Aston Villa make their move for the 30-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.