Matteo Guendouzi is getting closer to Aston Villa day by day as transfer talk continues to intensify. According to a report from TribalFootball, Aston Villa are poised to land Olympique Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
Olympique Marseille spent 11 million euros to sign the France international from Arsenal in the summer of 2022. The 23-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2025.
The midfielder has played 81 times for Marseille over the course of his career, scoring 9 goals and providing 18 assists.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in France. Guendouzi has also left his mark at the international stage after netting one goal in seven senior appearances for the France national team.
Unai Emery sees Guendouzi as the perfect addition to his midfield. He is a firm fan of Olympique Marseille midfielder and Aston Villa could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Emery wants to target in the winter transfer window.
Someone with Guendouzi’s skillset will undoubtedly add more quality to Emery‘s midfield.
The former Arsenal man will add more quality to Aston Villa’s midfield.
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According to the report, “Aston Villa are pushing to sign Olympique Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. The France international only signed for OM permanently from Arsenal last year. But he could be on the way back to England, where he is wanted by Villa manager Unai Emery. The pair worked together at Arsenal and Guendouzi is open to a reunion. Emery wants a deal settled this month. The midfielder has missed former OM coach Jorge Sampaoli this season, having struggled to live up to last term’s form under Igor Tudor.”
Olympique Marseille feel under no pressure to sell and will “demand a significant fee” before letting him go.
The Villans might have to pay over the odds to sign the midfielder.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
As for the player, Villa Park could be a great place for him to grow as a footballer. The Villans will be able to provide him with regular first-team football and he will be coached by a very good manager like Unai Emery.
It will be interesting to see if Aston Villa make their move for the 23-year-old in the coming days.
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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.