Date: 7th July 2019 at 4:37pm
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could wrap up their swoop to sign Bournemouth defender on a permanent basis this evening (Sunday), according to Sun journalist Tom Barclay.

The reporter claimed via his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon that Villa may be paying up to £26.5million to sign the 26-year-old, who impressed while on loan at Villa Park in the second half of last season.

Barclay adds that Mings might not have to undergo a medical ahead of joining the West Midlands side, which is why the deal has moved so quickly.

Good move for Aston Villa?

There’s no denying that Mings was a key player in Aston Villa’s promotion-winning season in the Championship as he arrived on loan from Bournemouth in January and featured in 12 wins in his 18 appearances for the club.

However it does seem as though the Villans are massively over-spending on someone who is yet to really prove himself in the Premier League.

Bournemouth signed Mings from Ipswich in 2015 and since then he has only managed to make 17 top-flight appearances due to major knee and back injuries.

Mings may have avoided injury while on loan at Villa Park last season, but what if he suffers a setback in the upcoming season? Or what if the ex-Ipswich defender is only a great Championship player, and not up to scratch for the Premer League?

It’s very risky business by Villa.

Toby Alderweireld’s release clause at Tottenham is reportedly £25million [Guardian].

This is Futbol rating 6/10

Likely to happen?

It does seem as though this transfer will be wrapped up by Aston Villa very soon.

Bournemouth are getting themselves a very good fee for someone who clearly isn’t in Eddie Howe’s plans, so it’s hard to see them pulling the plug on the deal at the last opportunity.

This is Futbol rating 10/10