According to the Daily Express, Aston Villa are on the verge of signing the promising Manchester United youngster Axel Tuanzebe on a season-long loan.
The Villa chief of staff, Steve Bruce, has been chasing the talented defender since the beginning of January, desperately trying to boost his squad ahead of their Premier League promotion battle.
Tuanzebe is a versatile player that can cover almost any position in the backline as well as a defensive midfielder’s role. He has shown great tactical intelligence since breaking into the United’s first-team under Jose Mourinho.
But, the fierce competition in the ranks of the Red Devils has forced the youngster to leave Old Trafford for some regular first-team action.
The Claret & Blue Army need all help they can get to return to the Premier League, and Tuanzebe might bring the fresh legs and power to their defensive rank.
A number of Championship and Premiership clubs have shown interest in Tuanzebe’s services. However, due to a great collaboration between the two clubs, the Lions appear to have beaten the competition.