Aston Villa joined the transfer race for Galatasaray defender Victor Nelson ahead of the summer transfer window.
Viktor Nilsson, 23, came through the ranks of FC Nordsjelland and made 98 appearances for the club before joining FC Copenhagen in 2019. After two strong seasons with FC Copenhagen, the Denmark international sealed a move to Galatasaray last summer.
The 23-year-old has become one of the mainstays of Galatasaray’s defense, having participated 42 times so far in all competitions. While Galatasaray endured a careless campaign, Nelson admired his calmness in defence, which he saw attract attention Coming from Aston Villa, Fiorentina and Milan. Indeed, Aston Villa are preparing to watch the Dane this weekend in the Intercontinental derby against Fenerbahce.
Villans signed Lucas Digne, Callum Chambers and Philippe Coutinho – albeit on loan from Barcelona with an option to buy – during the January transfer window, solidifying Steven Gerrard in the transfer market. And the Midlands club will have the funds available for the next transfer window, as Gerrard looks to rebuild the squad.
Aston Villa’s Esri Konsa has emerged as a potential defensive target for Arsenal, as coach Mikel Arteta prepares for a big summer ahead.
Konsa has been at Villa since his arrival from Brentford in 2019. He has since built a strong partnership with captain Tyrone Mings at the center of Villa’s defence. Although the 24-year-old is contracted at Villa Park until 2026, Gerrard has told the center back’s entourage that the club are ready to listen to offers made to him this summer, giving Arsenal a welcome boost in their pursuit of the former England squad. -21 international.
Defense is an area that Aston Villa will continue to look to build on in the summer. Steven Gerrard was keen to sign Joe Gomez from Liverpool in January, but the Reds were not willing to sell or loan their defender in the midst of the title challenge. Instead, the Midlands FC have signed Calum Chambers on free from Arsenal to replace Axel Tuanzebe after ending his loan from Manchester United.
Now with Konsa on Arsenal’s radar, lions are scouring the market to find his replacement. In this regard, Galatasaray defender Viktor Nelson would fit in well at Villa Park.
In terms of age and potential, Nelson is putting a lot of things together for Aston Villa. At 23, he’s the right age to move from the Super Lig to a more competitive league like the Premier League. The Denmark international is likely to replace Konsa on the right side of the FIA defense and form a solid understanding with Mings.
However, it is unlikely that Nelson will come on the cheap as he has a contract that runs until 2026 at Nef Stadyumu and also has fans at Milan and Fiorentina. For Villa to sign the former Copenhagen club star, they must be prepared to spend a significant amount of money.
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