Porto midfielder Steven Defour has been linked with a move to Villa Park and yesterday his agent has come out and said that there is in fact interest from Aston Villa in regards to his client.
“Aston Villa have let it be known that they are interested in Defour,” the midfielder’s agent Paul Stefani revealed.
“It is not yet concrete, and it is the same story for other clubs that I can’t name.
“Steven is certainly open to joining an attractive club on condition that they offer him more playing time than he has at present.
“He’s not unhappy at Porto but he needs to be playing regularly with an eye on the World Cup.”
Defour would be keen on moving to the Premier League, he has already hinted his admiration for the League but most importantly he seeks playing time in an effort to boost his World Cup chances with Belgium. Defour joined Porto in 2011 for a fee of £5 million. I’m yet to find a quote in regards to the asking price for the midfielder.
If you may remember, Defour was previously linked with Man. United and Aston Villa prior to his move to Porto. He is a creative player that sits in midfield. He would definitely provide competition for Westwood, Delph, El Ahmadi and Sylla. If we get Defour, Lambert deserves some credit on this transfer. He is experienced, and will definitely make an impact.