Aston Villa definitely mean business this summer, with some signings already coming in through the door at Vill and a plethora of players linked with the Midlands club.
One of the players to join the likes of Jonathan Kodjia and Islam Slimani to be linked with the club is 27-year-old Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt.
Perhaps Di Matteo wants to affirm his midfield for the upcoming Sky Bet Championship season – and it is believed that Bridcutt is one of the players that the Italian has looked at to strengthen his side.
Bridcutt is only contracted at the Stadium of Light for one more year, therefore the Mackems may be keen to sell Bridcutt for a fee now rather than for no money next summer.
This could definitely be a shrewd signing for Villa, but what are the risks of this deal? In this article, Football League World writer Jack Sharp looks at TWO pros and TWO cons to Aston Villa signing Liam Bridcutt….