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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