Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo is reportedly of interest to newly-promoted Aston Villa and now also Watford, as the player looks to remain in the Premier League for another year.
According to the Daily Mail, as cited on Football Oranje, the 25-year-old will look for a new club this summer following Huddersfield’s relegation and Aston Villa have been keen to sign the player since their promotion to the top flight.
But now fellow Premier League outfit Watford are said to be rivalling them for his signature and with four years left on the player’s contract, Kongolo will not be allowed to leave for a cut-price fee.
Huddersfield bought the ex-Monaco man for just under £18 million last summer and should Villa or Watford’s pursue the player, they will have to pay somewhere close to that fee.
Kongolo made 32 appearances in the Premier League for relegated Huddersfield last season and as one of the few players to hold his own in the top flight, it looks increasingly likely he will be playing there once more next term.
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The Bristol City defender was one of the star men at Ashton Gate and has attracted lots of Premier League interest, expected to cost around £12m.
Impressed for Cardiff but ultimately couldn’t stop them from getting relegated back to the Championship. Deserves another chance in the English top flight.
Full of Premier League experience and still has a few years left in him, Villa have been linked with his signature and may be wise to sign the player.
Was a crucial figure in helping Villa win promotion to the Premier League and could remain at the club this summer on a permanent deal.