Aston Villa close to signing Brentford’s Ezri Konsa – Telegraph

Konsa impresses with Brentford

Ezri Konsa joined Brentford from Charlton last summer for a fee believed to be around £2.5m.

During his first year with Brentford, Konsa featured in 47 games across all competitions, immediately cementing himself as a regular in Brentford’s backline.

While Konsa is naturally a centre-back, he is also capable of playing as a right-back or as a defensive midfielder.

Despite being just 21, Konsa has already been linked with a move to Premier League giants Arsenal.

Konsa has also made seven appearances for England’s under-21s.

 

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 27: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa and Dean Smith, Manager of Aston Villa celebrate with the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final Trophy following their team’s victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)

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Now, according to the Telegraph, Aston Villa are very close to completing the signing of Konsa.

Dean Smith was actually Brentford boss when Konsa joined the club, but he would then leave Brentford to become Aston Villa manager in October of 2018.

Smith then, Konsa guided Villa to the Championship play-off final, where they beat Derby County to earn promotion to the English top-flight.

The report from the Telegraph claims that Villa have triggered Konsa’s buy-out clause, which is £12m.

On Wednesday the 10th of July, the Telegraph stated that Villa should complete the signing in the next 24 hours.

Should Konsa make the switch to Villa Park, he will be their 7th signing of the 2019 summer transfer window.

The newly-promoted side have already completed deals for  Kortney Hause, Jota, Tyrone Mings, Wesley, Matt Targett and Anwar El Ghazi.

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