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Aston Villa set to complete deal for 21-year-old Italian star

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Aston Villa are set to complete the signing of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, according to Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb.

The report claims that the 21-year-old goalkeeper has left Italy and flown to England for talks about a deal set to be worth a reported £5m.

New Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo is keen to add new players to his squad, backed by new owner Tony Xia’s funds, and has identified Gollini as the ideal replacement for Brad Guzan and Mark Bunn.

Gollini has already had a spell in England following his apprenticeship with Manchester United, but failed to make an impression at Old Trafford before being moved on to Verona.

The stopper impressed last season for Verona, where his performances have caught the eye of a number of clubs in Europe. However, it appears Di Matteo will be using his Italian connections to lure Gollini to Villa Park as his squad rebuild continues.

Villa were relegated last season from the Premier League after a miserable season under Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde, and will be looking to get back to the top flight at the first time of asking.

Villa fans, what do you think? Happy to be signing a new keeper? Let us know your thoughts!


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