Aston Villa transfer latest: update on Juventus midfielder and player tipped to leave in summer

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The latest surrounding the incomings and outgoings at Villa Park

Aston Villa have bolstered their squad with the signings of Philippe Coutinho, Lucas Digne and Robin Olsen during the January transfer window and could be set to add more new faces.

Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is the latest name to be linked with a move to Villa Park according to Calciomercato.

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The Italian outlet claims the Turin club are open to selling Bentancur but only for the right price.

However, Steven Gerrard’s side are yet to make a formal offer for the Uruguay international.

Rodrigo Bentancur of Juventus is challenged by Ngolo Kante of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Juventus at Stamford Bridge on November 23, 2021 in London, England.Rodrigo Bentancur of Juventus is challenged by Ngolo Kante of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Juventus at Stamford Bridge on November 23, 2021 in London, England.
Rodrigo Bentancur of Juventus is challenged by Ngolo Kante of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Juventus at Stamford Bridge on November 23, 2021 in London, England.

The 24-year-old has made 181 appearances for Juventus since joining them from Boca Juniors in 2017, scoring three goals and assisting his teammates on 18 occasions.

Bentancur also has 45 caps for the Uruguay national team, making his debut in October 2017.

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Which players could depart Villa Park?

In terms of outgoings, John McGinn has been linked with a move to Manchester United this month, however, a potential deal for the midfielder would likely occur in the summer.

Former Villa striker Kevin Phillips believes if the Red Devils ‘come calling’ then the Scottish international would want to leave Villa Park.

Speaking to Football Insider, the 48-year-old said: “It’s such a tough one.

“As much as I wouldn’t want him to leave, it’s hard. As I’ve always said before, when someone like that comes calling, I think the player would want to go.

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“At the end of the day, it’s Man United. That’s no slight on any club.

“When they come knocking – you’ve just got to think: ‘Am I going to get another opportunity to play for Man United?’

“The answer for McGinn would probably be no.

“I hope he does stay because he looks happy playing under Steven Gerrard. I think the only way you keep him if United do come in is the lure of playing for Gerrard.”

If United want to seal McGinn’s signature then it would cost at least £40m as per The Telegraph, with Villa valuing the midfielder highly.

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