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Aston Villa considering a move for international player

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Aston Villa could reignite their interest in Vegard Forren this summer, after Steve Bruce missed out on securing the defender’s signature earlier in the year, reports Eurosport Norway.

Bruce was interested in signing the Norwegian international earlier this year, but Forren instead opted for a move to Brighton and Hove Albion, where he was part of the Chris Hughton’s squad that achieved promotion to the Premier League.

However, the 29-year old did not play a single game for Brighton since arriving at the Amex Stadium in March, and Hughton opted to not hand the defender a new contract with the club at the start of the summer.

Villa are now reportedly interested in handing Forren a route back into English football, with their interest in the defender not cooling in the past few months, despite his lack of game time.

Bruce is on the lookout for potential recruits this summer, with a central-defender on his transfer list, to add to his options that already include, Nathan Baker, James Chester and Tommy Elphick.

Forren’s availability on a free transfer may attract Villa, as the 29-year old would not be expected to be a regular starter at Villa Park, particularly after the impressive form Chester and Baker showed during the second-half of the season.

Villa fans… Would you like to see Forren at Villa Park next season? Or should Bruce be looking elsewhere for a central-defender? Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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