Aston Villa are eyeing up a swoop for England under-21 international defender Ezri Konsa this summer.

According to The Daily Mail, Villa are looking at Konsa as a potential alternative to Bristol City’s Adam Webster.

The report claims that Bristol City’s £30m price tag for Webster has put Villa off, as they now consider their options.

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Villa are keen to strengthen at the back and have already signed defenders Matt Targett, Kortney Hause and Tyrone Mings for a combined fee of around £37m. 

Dean Smith knows Konsa well, after signing him for Brentford – from Charlton – last summer before he took over at Villa Park.

Konsa was a consistent presence at the back for Brentford and worked his way into the England under-21 side – although he missed out on a starting berth in the under-21 European Championships this summer. 

Brentford have already signed Pontus Jansson and Ethan Pinnock in recent weeks, potentially opening the door for Konsa to leave.

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