Aston Villa fail with €20 million bid to sign Michael Kayode

Aston Villa offered €20 million to sign 19-year-old Italian full-back prodigy Michael Kayode, with Fiorentina rejecting the bid.

According to a report by La Nazione, as relayed by Viola News, Michael Kayode is the subject of interest from Aston Villa. The Villans are keen on signing a right-back in the summer transfer window. They submitted a bid worth €20 million to sign the Italian full-back prodigy, with Fiorentina turning down the proposal.

The rise of Michael Kayode

Michael Kayode has established himself as one of the brightest young prospects in his homeland since breaking into the first-team squad at Fiorentina. A native of Borgomanero, he began his youth career at Juventus and spent a few years with ASDC Gozzano before joining Fiorentina in July 2021.

After a few years in the youth division at ACF Fiorentina, Kayode made his first-team bow for La Viola at the onset of the 2023/24 season before turning out 37 times across all competitions and chipping in with one goal and four assists. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old represents Italy at the under-21 level.

Michael Kayode’s exploits for Fiorentina have not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs. Widespread reports have linked the Italian full-back prodigy with Barcelona and Premier League bigwigs. However, his next destination might be Aston Villa, with the West Midlands club pushing the most for his signature.

Aston Villa interested in Kayode

Aston Villa’s interest in Michael Kayode is understandable. The Villans are scouring the market for a right-back heading into the summer transfer window amid uncertainties surrounding the long-term future of Matty Cash. With a spell in the Serie A on the cards, Aston Villa must sign a long-term replacement.

Kayode has thus emerged as a viable target for Aston Villa, with the report by La Nazione (h/t Viola News) revealing a bid worth €20 million. However, the Villans have failed with that proposal to sign the 19-year-old Italian full-back prodigy, with Fiorentina turning it down.

So, Aston Villa must present a better offer to secure Michael Kayode’s services in the summer transfer window. It will be interesting to see if the Villans submit a higher bid to sign the teenage sensation in the coming weeks.

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