As per a report from Darren Lewis of the Mirror, Aston Villa have agreed a big-money deal with Bournemouth over the signing of Tyrone Mings.
Central defender Mings made the move to Villa Park this past January, on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
The 26-year-old had largely-struggled for game-time since joining Bournemouth from Ipswich in 2015, notching just 17 league appearances over the course of his 3-and-a-half seasons at the Vitality Stadium.
However, Mings’ 6-month spell with Villa saw the powerful stopper go on to rediscover both his form and confidence, eventually resulting in him playing an integral role in the club’s return to the Premier League.
All told, Mings racked up 18 appearances for Dean Smith’s men, including starts in all 3 of the Villans’ Championship playoff fixtures.
Villa splash out
And the Villa hierarchy were evidently hugely-impressed by the displays of the Bournemouth loanee.
As per the aforementioned report from Darren Lewis of the Mirror, the Claret and Blue have this evening clinched a hefty £26.5 million deal for the Cherries’ outcast:
Business from Bournemouth: Theyve agreed a £26.5m deal to sell Tyrone Mings to Aston Villa. @MirrorFootball
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) July 7, 2019
Mings’ signing would mark Villa’s 6th of the summer, amid a squad overhaul ahead of the club’s Premier League return.
Matt Targett, Wesley and Jota have all been added to Dean Smith’s panel already, while the respective loans of Anwar El Ghazi and Kortney Hause have been made permanent.
This comes after 8 players were released from the Villans’ squad at the beginning of last month:
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) June 1, 2019