Aston Villa plotting move for Huddersfield Town defender
Aston Villa plotting move for Huddersfield Town defender
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Aston Villa plotting move for Huddersfield Town defender

Newly-promoted Aston Villa are reportedly plotting a move for Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo. 

According to Football Insider, the Dutch international is a top priority on the shopping list of Villa Park manager Dean Smith. 

Further reports suggest that the Championship club believes Kongolo could help Villa establish themselves in the Premier League.

And they report Kongolo's versatility - playing either in central defence or at left back - is appealing to Villa, who have had Tyrone Mings return to Bournemouth following his loan last season.

Kongolo was one of the few players whose reputation wasn't damaged during Town's sickening relegation campaign, making 32 top-flight appearances after making his initial loan move permanent.

Huddersfield paid £17.5 million to Monaco for the player, who played 13 times under new head coach Jan Siewert.

Expecting Mathias 'Zanka' Jorgensen to move on, Siewert has already signed former Villa central defender Tommy Elphick on a two-year deal ahead of next season.

It's been expected that a top European side or a Premier League club might come knocking for Kongolo, especially as he trained with the full Dutch national squad before their Nations League campaign.

Huddersfield have Christopher Schindler, Elphick and Jon Gorenc Stankovic to contest the senior central defensive positions, but if Kongolo moves on it would seem sensible for Town to sign again.

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