Tuesday, 15 October, 2019


Aston Villa close in on £12m signing of Brentford defender Ezri Konsa

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Noah Ferguson | 11 July, 2019, 16:53

He started in 42 of the club's 46 Championship fixtures last season.

Konsa will travel on Thursday to meet up with the rest of his new squad in America as the Villans continue their pre-season preparations for the upcoming Premier League campaign.

The Villans are now working on building a side that can be competitive as they return to the Premier League next season after promotion in 2018-19.

"Ezri fits the profile of the type of player we were searching for." he said.

"I'd love to see him at Villa", Bent told Football Insider.

The defender, who joined Brentford from Charlton in 2018 for around 2.5 million pounds, was under contract with Brentford until 2021. The club also bolstered defensively by signing full-back Matt Targett and former loanee Kortney Hause earlier this summer. Wolves and Bournemouth have joined Aston Villa's Phillips pursuit. He gets around the pitch, good on the ball, takes free kicks and honestly I couldn't speak highly enough of him.

"I'm speechless right now".

The player has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League but after a poor Wold Cup last summer these reports went quiet.

"For it to come true now is a fantastic feeling for me and my family". I'm looking forward to working with Dean and Richard again.

"He set up the first goal, put tackles in, and I saw at times even when he played centre-half he didn't look out of place as well".

"I enjoyed it with them at Brentford".

"We're really pleased to have Tyrone back at Aston Villa on a permanent basis".

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