Aston Villa set to approach Besiktas for Ernest Muci

Aston Villa will reportedly approach Turkish club Besiktas over a possible summer move for 23-year-old versatile Albanian attacker Ernest Muci.

According to a report by Turkish outlet NTV, Ernest Muci is the subject of interest from Aston Villa. The Villans are in the market for a versatile attacker heading into the summer transfer window. And they will establish contact with Besiktas for the 23-year-old forward after the 2023/24 season ends.

Who is Ernest Muci?

Ernest Muci has been a solid performer since joining Besiktas from Legia Warszawa in February 2024. A native of Tiranë, he is a versatile forward who is primarily an attacking midfielder but can also play as a left winger and a striker. Meanwhile, the Albanian international spent his formative years in his homeland before rising in prominence during his spell at Legia Warszawa.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old has been a regular for Besiktas in the last three months, making 14 appearances thus far while finding the back of the net four times. Meanwhile, Muci’s progress has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several well-known clubs across Europe, including Aston Villa.

Aston Villa’s interest in Muci is understandable. The West Midlands club will likely part ways with Nicolo Zaniolo in the summer transfer window, with the Italian international failing to make his mark at Villa Park this season. So, Aston Villa will delve into the market for a versatile attacker in the coming weeks.

Premier League move on the horizon?

Interestingly, the Villans are showing interest in several players plying their trade for Turkish clubs. Recent reports have linked Aston Villa with Baris Alper Yilmaz and Ismail Yuksek. Ernest Muci has emerged as the latest viable target for the Premier League club.

Pursuing Muci also makes sense, as Aston Villa will need a bigger squad in the 2024/25 season if they qualify for the UEFA Champions League. So, signing the 23-year-old versatile Albanian attacker is understandable. And Aston Villa will establish contact with Besiktas after the 2023/24 season ends.

It will be interesting to see how talks between Aston Villa and Besiktas progress once the two parties initiate discussions surrounding Muci. For now, the versatile attacker has emerged as a viable target for the West Midlands club.

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