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Journalist delivers fresh view on Aston Villa, Bristol City transfer saga

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Aston Villa are highly unlikely to sign Bristol City defender Adam Webster this summer, according to sports journalist Gregor MacGregor.

The 24-year-old was one of the standout players for Bristol City last season and scored three goals in 44 Championship appearances for the Robins.

The centre-back has been linked with a host of top-flight clubs this summer and Sky Sports reported last month that Aston Villa had a £12million bid for the defender rejected by Bristol City.

MacGregor, a sports journalist for Bristol City, has now suggested that it is highly unlikely that Villa will sign Webster this summer, due to their pursuit of Brentford centre-back Ezri Konsa.

Konsa was a key player for Brentford in the Championship last season and is regarded as one of the most exciting young prospects in the EFL.

The Sun claim that the defender is undergoing a medical at Villa ahead of a multi-million pound transfer and that the move is expected to be completed within the next day.

Brentford signed a central defender of their own this week, with Pontus Jansson joining from Leeds United on a three-year deal.

The Verdict

I think MacGregor is probably correct. Aston Villa have already signed two central defenders this summer in Tyrone Mings and Kortney Hause.

They now look set to sign a third in Konsa, so it seems unlikely that they’d sign another one in Webster and that has got to be considered a major boost for Bristol City.

Webster was outstanding for the Robins in the Championship last season and he will have another important role to play next season.

As for Brentford, Konsa is a top player and I’m sure fans will be disappointed to see him leave the club, but they’ve already signed the perfect replacement for him in Jansson.


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