With Aston Villa emerging as one of the favourites to sign Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay on a season-long loan deal, the competition for places is likely to be fiercely contested in the Villa midfield.
Dean Smith arrived at Villa last week and will have a tough job on his hands, as he has a number of central midfield options at his disposal, and will be keen to find the right balance in his first game in charge.
But if McTominay is to arrive at Villa Park then it would add some depth into the Villa midfield, which is something that is needed as the festive period approaches.
McTominay has already proved himself to be a playing at a high level, having featured in a number of games for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side last season, and he will be confident of securing a place in the Villa starting XI, should he join Dean Smith’s side.
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