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Aston Villa handed major boost in race for Swindon Town ace



Swindon Town chairman Lee Power says midfielder Massimo Luongo could be sold this week, reports the Swindon Advertiser

Luongo is a target for Aston Villa

Luongo is a target for Aston Villa

Reports in the national media suggest the Australian international and teammate Ben Gladwin were on there way to Premier League Aston Villa in a £3.5 million deal.

The 22-year-0ld Luongo has been linked with a move away from the County Ground since the turn of the year and West Brom, West Ham and Crystal Palace are also believed to be interested.

It now seems certain that his future lies away from Swindon following their play-off final defeat to Preston North End on Sunday.

Power has admitted there has been “three substantial offers” for the former Tottenham trainee and a deal could be done this week.

Villa boss Tim Sherwood had worked with Luongo at Spurs whilst in charge of the club’s academy and also admired fellow midfielder Gladwin in an interview earlier this season.

“There are a number of offers for Massimo. That’s not surprising because he’s been a star for us this year,” Power was quoted in an interview with The World Game website.

“Something could happen this week … we have three substantial offers in from Premier League clubs and we need to sit down with Massimo and his advisors and decide what to do.

“The numbers being mentioned are around £3 million, which is good money for us and we’ll be pleased with that.

“One day he will play in the Premier League – and it might be as early as next week. We are not going to stand in the boy’s way.

“When I signed him from Tottenham, I promised him he would stay here a year or two and we’d help develop him and help move him back up the ladder.

“He’s kept his part of the bargain and we will keep ours. He’s a lovely kid and he deserves his move, if it comes.”

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