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Aston Villa prepare January bid for Fulham midfielder

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Premier League outfit Aston Villa are targeting a January move for Fulham midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen, according to the Mirror.

Vigen Christensen is a target for Aston Villa

Vigen Christensen is a target for Aston Villa

The Mirror claims that Christensen is seen as a replacement for Fabian Delph who looks set for a move away from Villa Park in January.

Christensen, 20, has been a prominent figure in Kit Symon’s team this season and his impressive performances from midfield have certainly caught the eye.

The Denmark under-21 international joined Fulham in 2012, however this season has really been the midfielder’s breakthrough year.

The 20-year-old midfielder did sign a new three-year deal at Craven Cottage on 30 January 2014, subsequently keeping him at Fulham until the summer of 2017.

However, that will not put off Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert who is known for discovering talents from lower divisions and playing them in top-flight, with most notably, Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood showcasing that buying from lower divisions is not necessarily risky business.

Christensen has been part of the Denmark national team setup throughout his life, having played from under-16 level up to under-21 level.

The one stumbling block for Villa boss Paul Lambert could be the transfer fee that Fulham will demand for one of their most prized assets.

The Mirror claims that a deal in the region of £5 million would be sufficient for Villa to land the highly-rated midfielder, however whether Symons will sanction such a deal is uncertain as of yet.

Fulham currently sit in 17th position in the Sky Bet Championship table, whilst Aston Villa lie in 13th place in the Premier League.


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