Ross Barkley set to complete Aston Villa switch

Ross Barkley has been linked with a move away from Luton Town this summer, and he is now closing in on a transfer to Aston Villa.

According to a report from talkSPORT, Aston Villa will sign 30-year-old Luton Town playmaker from Ross Barkley in a deal worth £5 million in the summer transfer window.

Barkley had an impressive campaign with Luton Town despite their relegation from the Premier League. And his performances have caught the attention of the Aston Villa manager Unai Emery. The Spaniard is looking to add more quality and depth to his midfield, and he has identified the 30-year-old England international as a potential target.

The Luton midfielder will add control, drive and creativity to the Aston Villa midfield. He is likely to be available for a reasonable price of £5 million as well. The 30-year-old is at the peak of his power, and he will be expected to make an immediate impact at the West Midlands club.

Barkley will certainly be delighted to join a big club like Aston Villa this summer. They have secure Champions League qualification for the next season, and the 30-year-old midfielder will look to prove himself in the Premier European competition with them.

Aston Villa need more depth in the midfield

Aston Villa have to deal with increased number of fixtures and quality opposition next season. They must improve their squad diligently during the summer transfer window. Adding a quality midfielder will prove to be a wise decision. They need someone who can add craft and technical ability in the final third and help carve out opportunities against deep defences.

The Villans have been overly dependent on Ollie Watkins for goals and creativity this past season. They will need to add more quality if they want to do well across multiple competitions next season.

Barkley is already well settled in the Premier League, and he is used to English football. He could make an instant impact at the West Midlands club and transform them in the final third. Furthermore he is versatile enough to operate as the central attacking midfielder, a central midfielder as well as a wide player. He could be a useful asset for Aston Villa for a reasonable amount of money.

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