Aston Villa have reportedly made a very generous offer to long-term West Ham transfer target Gerard Deulofeu.

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.

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Deulofeu left Watford to join Udinese back in October 2020, and he has since gone on to be a big hit in Serie A.

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Hammers manager David Moyes has been linked with a move to bring the 28-year-old attacker back to the Premier League since January 2022.

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.

Aston Villa make Gerard Deulofeu offer
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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.

He has been described as ‘sensational’ by the Independent and has bagged 18 goals and 14 assists in 68 games for Udinese so far (Transfermarkt).

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.

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