Aston Villa eye up £12m release clause for Brentford defender Ezri Konsa

By Russell Youll | Aston Villa | Published: | Last Updated:

Villa are eyeing up Ezri Konsa's £12million release clause in the search of a defensive partner for Tyrone Mings.

Konsa in action for Charlton.

The 21-year-old impressed at centre-back for Brentford last summer following a switch from Charlton Athletic.

Reports in West London claim Dean Smith is targeting a reunion with his former defender.

Konsa could become the latest addition to Dean Smith's back-line after Mings was bought from Bournemouth for £20m, Matt Targett was signed from Southampton for £11.5m and Kortney Hause came from Wolves for £3m.

Villa had been linked with a move for Bristol City defender Adam Webster, although the Robins value the 24-year-old at a reported £30m.

Gary Cahill is another defender linked with Villa, although a return for the ex-Chelsea man seems unlikely.

Russell Youll

By Russell Youll

Group Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star


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