Premier League duo Liverpool and Aston Villa have been keeping tabs on German goalkeeper Steven Benda who is currently plying his trade at League Two side Swindon Town, Football League World has been exclusively informed by a source close to the Wiltshire club.
The 21-year-old, on loan from Championship outfit Swansea City, has been putting in a number of eye-catching displays for the League Two table-toppers of late, and this has subsequently prompted admiring glances from teams higher up the football pyramid.
Since making his EFL debut against Plymouth Argyle back in October, Benda has recorded five clean sheets in nine first-team appearances for the Robins this season, in what has been a fine campaign thus far for the young shot-stopper
Benda’s parent club Swansea City will of course have a large say on his future and are likely to be very encouraged by his displays at the County Ground, with him potentially being earmarked as someone who can replace Freddie Woodman when he returns to Newcastle from his loan spell.
As per the source close to the club, the aforementioned Premier League duo have sent scouts to keep tabs on the player and are likely to continue monitoring him into the new year, though no enquiry or transfer bid is expected in the looming January transfer window.
Swindon currently sit top of the League Two table, having amassed 42 points from 21 matches, winning their last seven consecutive league matches.