James Justin Linked with Aston Villa
With just over 36 hours until the transfer window shuts, we take a look at the transfers potentially in the works at Aston Villa.
Words by Regan Foy (@FindFoy)

Edit: At the time of publishing, Sean Dyche has said that Gibson will not be leaving Burnley.

With the transfer window reaching its conclusion in just over a day, there’s still a number of potential transfers in the works at Aston Villa, and we could see a number of in comings or outgoings before the window slams shut. 

We’re going to look at the rumours that could still potentially be in the works ahead of the window’s closure and see how likely they are to happen.

Tyrone Mings 

Mings was touted as being a future star when he was playing for Ipswich, but has struggled for fitness since moving to Bournmouth a few years ago.

The rumour mill is saying that Mings was at Bodymoor Heath yesterday undergoing a medical, so we could likely see Mings join on a loan deal today rather than any closer to the deadline. 

Ben Gibson

Gibson was highly rated at Middlesbrough but has barely played for Burnley since making the move during the summer of 2018.

It’s unlikely that Burney will want him to leave after dishing out a seven figure sum for the defender, and it seems that Villa’s initial offer was rebuffed by Burnley anyway.

Should Aston Villa come back with a stronger offer, we may see a loan come through, but it’s unlikely.

Isaac Hayden 

Hayden is reportedly Aston Villa’s top target heading into the window’s conclusion, and the midfielder is pushing to get a move away from Newcastle.

He’s reportedly said that he knows that clubs are interested in him, and he wants to move to one in particular but hasn’t made it clear who.

Should Newcastle be happy to let the 13-appearance player go, it may be a transfer that goes right down to the wire. 

Nathaniel Chalobah

A similar player to Hayden, it may be the case that Chalobah is an option to consider if it looks like Hayden isn’t on his way to Villa Park.

Both players can play as a defensive midfielder or centre-back, so the only differing factor is that Chalobah is a year older and has only played six times this season for his club Watford.

Likely to happen if Hayden is actually the top target but Villa can’t get the deal over the line.

Gary Cahill

There’s a link with all of the above – and that’s that they’re defensive players.

Journalists will have a field day by linking any potentially available defender with Aston Villa who have struggled defensively recently.

A whole host of fans have expressed how they’d like Cahill back at Villa Park – and now Yannick Bolasie has left, the wages are available. 

Realistically, this deal is unlikely – with a host of Premier League clubs after Cahill’s signature too.

Moritz Bauer

This 27-year-old right-back is apparently a target for Villa, and other Midlands outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

With Wolves as competition, and Bauer’s contract with Stoke City still having four years left on it, we can’t see this deal getting off the ground.

James Justin

Not the only player with two forenames as their full name, Luton’s James Justin is a talented wing-back that has been attracting attention from Aston Villa and Stoke City.

With the defender playing in League One, the price tag wouldn’t be too much, and at 20-years-old, he truly fits the mould of player that Dean Smith is trying to find. 

If the rumour is true, a likely deal.

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