Aston Villa could cause West Ham very big problems if they sign ‘brilliant’ Juventus midfielder this summer.

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According to a report from The Sun, Aston Villa have an advantage over West Ham in the race to sign one of the continent’s best and most exciting young players.

That’s because the Villa owners are prepared to back Dean Smith to the hilt in the January transfer window whilst David Moyes has limited funds at his disposal.

The Hammers and the Villans are in direct competition with one another this season with both sides fighting for a top eight finish in the Premier League table.

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And it appears as though Villa could be in the box seat to deal a real blow to the Hammers.

Aston Villa could cause West Ham problems if they sign ‘brilliant’ midfielder this summer

Juve star Weston McKennie is allegedly on the radar of both Premier League clubs.

According to The Sun, however, Aston Villa hold a big advantage over the Hammers and it’s a financial one.

The 23-year-old United States international is allegedly more likely to end up at Villa Park than the London Stadium because the West Midlands outfit’s owners are ready to back Smith in the transfer market.

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Moyes, meanwhile, has limited funds at his disposal.

West Ham missing out on the energetic and dynamic midfielder to Villa would be a huge blow for us.

The Juventus star is an incredibly gifted player and his alleged £25 million asking price makes signing him an absolute must for Moyes in January.

McKennie was described as a ‘brilliantly bright’ midfielder by Bundesliga’s official website last year.

Unfortunately for us though, it seems as though Villa have the edge.

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Whichever club does end up winning the race for the American’s signature will have a seriously good player on their hands.

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