Aston Villa hopeful of re-signing Ross Barkley this summer

Aston Villa are optimistic about beating Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to the signature of 30-year-old Luton Town playmaker Ross Barkley.

According to a report by Graeme Bailey on HITC, Ross Barkley is the subject of interest from Aston Villa. Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on signing the 30-year-old Luton Town playmaker. However, the Villans are confident of securing his services in the summer transfer window.

The Ross Barkley resurgence

Ross Barkley has resurrected his stuttering career since returning to the Premier League by joining Luton Town from OGC on a free transfer last summer. While the move invited scepticism, the Englishman has proven his naysayers wrong with several game-changing performances this season.

A mainstay in the middle of the park for Luton Town, the 30-year-old chipped in with five goals and six assists in 37 appearances across all competitions. However, despite Barkley’s heroics, the Hatters failed to avoid relegation, dropping to the EFL Championship after finishing 18th in the standings. But Barkley’s stock has soared, alerting Manchester United, Aston Villa, and Tottenham Hotspur.

A man in demand

Barkley emerged on Manchester United’s radar a few months ago. The Red Devils are scouring the market for a midfielder heading into the summer transfer window amid uncertainties surrounding the futures of Donny van de Beek and Casemiro. In addition, Sofyan Amrabat will not complete a permanent move to Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa’s interest in Ross Barkley is understandable. The Villans are ready to dip their toes in the market for a midfielder heading into the summer transfer window. With Aston Villa not interested in completing a permanent move for Nicolo Zaniolo, the 30-year-old English playmaker has emerged as a viable target. And the Villans are confident of beating the competition to his signature.

As for Tottenham Hotspur, they will part ways with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the summer transfer window. So, it behoves the North London club to invest in a midfielder, with Barkley emerging as a viable target.

With Aston Villa confident of winning the race to sign the 30-year-old Englishman, his other suitors need to step up. It will be interesting to see if Manchester United and Tottenham can beat the West Midlands club to his signature.

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