Aston Villa captain Tyrone Mings is believed to be a target for Newcastle United this summer.
The England international made 36 league appearances in his first season as skipper. Having retained his place in the squad under new Villa boss Steven Gerard it was Ezri Konsa and Calum Chambers who fought for a place alongside the 29-year-old at the heart of Villa’s defence.
Ming has been an integral part of Villa’s promotion-winning squads and cementing the club’s place in the top flight, since being originally loaned out by Bournemouth in January 2019. However, the defender has recently been linked with a meeting with former Cherries boss Eddie. Howe to Newcastle United.
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The Magpies appear to have cash to spend in the transfer window, following their well-documented takeover earlier this year. Howe’s side were presented with a move for the Lille defender and reported Villa’s target Sven Botman as well as Manchester City centre-back Nathan Ake.
However, after allegedly being quoted £50m for the latter, Newcastle are said to have turned their attention to the Villa captain . It has previously been suggested that Villa would demand £35m for the Mings and supporters shared their thoughts on the potential offer on social media.
Mark Middleton: What not all Mings skeptics recognize is the leadership of the man on the pitch, so what if we sell whoever leads the team? I don’t see a natural successor in the current team?
Steve Webster: If Ake is worth £50m, then Mings is worth £75m…
Adam Rickus: Ok I have a question why is Ake listed at £50m and he’s hardly had a kick at Citeh since he’s been there but we should accept £35m for Mings? I understand Ake is younger but Mings (even with his flaws) is a solid premier league cb and England international
Richard Watts: Let him go cause he makes too many mistakes
Tom Fitzgerald: If Mings gets a solid CDM up front, it takes a lot of the pressure off him. He’s a good defender and he puts his body on the line time and time again. Central defenders on the left side are hard to find. We have one. Next to Carlos and a good midfielder up front, which we have, and Mings will kick off next season.
James Bay Bradley: Take the money and run
Rob Collins: Sell it! £35m is a lot of money. He was a great servant but the club is changing. We paid too much for it to begin with.