Lincoln City winger Bruno Andrade has been attracting attention from Championship high-flyers Aston Villa, according to a report from Lincolnshire Live.
The 25-year-old was in sensational form for the Imps, bagging ten goals and winning the Bristol Street Motors PFA Player of the Month for February.
He bounced back from a red card against Swindon in January to score in four consecutive matches and give the Imps the push they needed to secure the League Two title.
Having only joined in the summer from Boreham Wood, the Portuguese winger has impressed immensely and interest was always likely to be forthcoming in the summer.
Aston Villa are thought to be at the head of the queue, but would it be a wise move for the former Queens Park Rangers youngster?
He’s just got into the Football League and forced plenty of appearances, would a move to Villa Park be the best thing for him right now?
Our panel of writers offer their insight.
“I can’t see this.
“Andrade is quality, not a question about that, but would he get games at Villa?
“He’s battled back from the brink with Woking and Boreham Wood, he’s going to want to play matches.
“If there are other options with clubs more likely to bring first team football, he’ll surely take those. This is not best move for him.”
“I’m not sure this is the right place for him.
“There’s no doubting that Andrade has got the quality to be playing at a higher level than he currently is, but a move to the Championship would be a step too far.
“He wouldn’t get the game time he needs here, and would be used on a rotational basis at best.”
“Andrade was one of the stand-out players for Lincoln City this season, but I’m not sure he’d be good enough to make the step up to the Championship, or potentially the Premier League if Villa win the play-offs.
“I think he would struggle to make an impact at Villa and if he is to leave Lincoln, it should be somewhere he will be guaranteed regular first-team football.
“Danny Cowley will be reluctant to lose one of his most influential players, but if Villa do make an offer for Andrade, it may be too good to turn down.”