Anwar El Ghazi had an impressive campaign last season on loan at Aston Villa, and it came as no surprise to see the club make his stay permanent.

The winger has joined from Lille after being key to Villa’s promotion and will no doubt be a key part of Dean Smith’s side in the coming season as they look to stay up in the Premier League.

It was reported from The Express and Star that Villa paid £8 million for the winger, which appeared to have been good value for money given the role he played in the club’s return to the top flight.

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However, according to French outlet L’Equipe, Smith saw his side recruit El Ghazi for even cheaper, with a meagre figure worth just £4.5 million touted.

Villa will be hoping that their dynamic winger can continue to shine in the Premier League as he did in the Championship, as they look to consolidate their status in the top tier of English football once more.


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