Aston Villa have reportedly reached an agreement to secure the services of Ludwig Augustinsson from Spanish outfit Sevilla.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Aston Villa are closing in on another signing this summer as they have struck an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of Ludwig Augustinsson.
The 28-year-old Swede enjoyed a solid four-year stint in Germany with Werder Bremen before joining Sevilla last summer. However, Augustinsson found game-time hard to come by under Julen Lopetegui, featuring just 27 times across all competitions in his debut season in Spain, with only nine starts in La Liga.
Amid reports claiming that Sevilla have been offered a chance to re-sign Sergio Reguilon, they are now prepared to let go of Augustinsson, with Aston Villa quickly reaching an agreement to secure the experienced Sweden international’s services.
Aston Villa have gone quiet after making a blazing start to the summer transfer window, which saw them sign four new players. Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen’s loan deals were turned into permanent moves, while Boubacar Kamara and Diego Carlos also arrived at Villa Park, with the latter joining from Sevilla.
Aston Villa have reached an agreement with Sevilla to sign Ludwig Augustinsson as new left back. Deal now in place, been told it's a loan move with an option to buy included. ?? #AVFC
There's still something to be resolved on player side, final details before deal completed. pic.twitter.com/HPkYwkXNxt
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 9, 2022
Steven Gerrard is far from done with his transfer business, though, and a new left-back has been on the agenda for the Midlands club. Aston Villa signed Lucas Digne to strengthen the position in January earlier this year. However, they let Matt Targett leave on loan in the winter, with the Englishman since joining Newcastle United on a permanent transfer.
It leaves Gerrard with Digne as the only reliable option at left-back. Even though Ashley Young did sign a new contract, he is in the final phase of his career, and Aston Villa need a better player to challenge and compete with Digne for the left-back berth.
And, they seem to have addressed the issue with the imminent capture of Augustinsson from Sevilla. As per the update from Fabrizio Romano, Aston Villa and Sevilla have reached an agreement over a loan deal for the 28-year-old with an option to buy at the end of the season. But the Villans need to sort out some details with regard to the personal terms with the player before the deal is finalised.