That’s according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport (print edition January 24th, page 7), who claim that Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is very keen to bring the winger to Villa Park in the January transfer window.
Deulofeu left Watford to join Udinese back in October 2020, and he has since gone on to be a big hit in Serie A.
It seems as though West Ham have their work cut out though, with Villa ready to swoop in with a concrete move to sign the ex-Barcelona ace…
Aston Villa make Gerard Deulofeu offer
According to a report from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, Villa have lodged a bid for the winger and put forward personal terms to the player.
That offer made to Udinese was allegedly around €20 million (£17 million), and the Villans have offered a €4 million (£3.5 million) per year contract to the 28-year-old. That work out at around £68k-a-week.
The Spaniard currently earns just £22k-a-week according to Salary Sport, so he will surely jump at the chance to join Aston Villa.
It’s just frustrating that West Ham aren’t going in for him. I think he’s just what we need right now.
He is highly experienced and has the ability to change a game with a moment of brilliance. The Spaniard possesses exceptional technique and has high energy levels.
The 28-year-old can play anywhere along the front-line and that kind of versatility would have surely appealed to Moyes.
It seems as though Aston Villa are in pole position to sign him though, after making an offer for his services. And if Emery wins the race for Deulofeu, it will be really frustrating for the West Ham fans.