Report: Defender duo in Villa sight

By Phil Jennings

VILLA have been linked with two more defenders at a time when Dean Smith is looking to rebuild his squad ahead off the new Premier League season.

Norwich and Villa are tracking Ghanaian defender Daniel Opare according to footballghana.com.

Opare is a 28-year-old right back and currently plays for Belgian side Antwerp.

He has a year left on his current deal and could be available for just £500,000.

Meanwhile, Football Insider says that Villa are looking at Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo.

The site claims Kongolo is high on Villa’s wanted list and could give Smith extra options at the back next season,

Holland defender Kongolo, 25, can play at either centre-back or left-back.

Both players fit the bill – with Villa signing Kortney Hause and readying a bid for Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings, Smith may have gaps to fill at the back.

Kongolo signed for Huddersfield from Monaco last summer in a club record deal after a loan spell, and made 32 Premier League appearances last season. But this summer has seen Villa linked with a string of players.

But while they have already made four signngs, Smith’s spending is not finished yet and he wants recruits on board by early July if possible.

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