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Ex-pro issues his verdict on the Aston Villa and Tyrone Mings situation

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Danny Mills has claimed that Tyrone Mings could cost Aston Villa £15 million this summer, after his impressive loan spell at Villa Park.

The 26-year-old joined Villa on loan from Bournemouth in January and played a vital role in helping Dean Smith’s side win promotion to the Premier League.

Villa are interested in signing Mings on a permanent deal and have made him one of their top transfer targets for the summer.

Mings scored two goals in 15 Championship appearances for Villa and then played in all three of their games in the play-offs.

The centre-back helped transform Villa’s defence into one of the strongest in the Championship and Mills believes that his impressive performances during his loan spell will have increased his value.

“So many factors could come into play now. Bournemouth might look at Mings and want him back, they are not exactly awash with outstanding centre-backs,” Mills told Football Insider.

“His price tag will have climbed. It might be more that £15million now. Villa may offer £15million, another club may offer £20million. What does the player want to do? It’s not a simple situation.

“Tyrone Mings would fit into the Bournemouth side and do good job. He looks like he can be a key Premier League defender for them, now he has got extra experience. If I was Eddie Howe, I would be saying, ‘get yourself back here, son’.

“Villa have got £170million from promotion but the fees they will have to pay have gone up as well. That’s market forces.”

Mings has already become a fan favourite at Villa Park and has made it clear how much he has enjoyed his time at the club.

The Verdict:

Mings has been a magnificent signing for Villa in the Championship and is definitely good enough to make the step up to the Premier League.

Dean Smith is right to make Mings one of his top transfer targets and the club should do everything in their power to sign him on a permanent deal.

Mills could be right though. His loan spell at Villa will have increased his value and he still has three years remaining on his contract at Bournemouth, so he Villa may have to pay a significant amount to get him.


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