Matteo Guendouzi has been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa in recent months.
In January, 90Min reported that Unai Emery’s Villans had made a £44 million bid.
However, Villa were unable to complete a deal, and Guendouzi ended up remaining at Marseille.
Earlier this month, the former Arsenal player explained why he wanted to finish the season at his current club.
“It’s true that I had offers this winter, a few proposals from clubs,” he explained to RMC Sport.
“But I didn’t want to leave.” “I wanted to complete the season.”
Villa Park will undoubtedly fancy their chances of bringing Guendouzi this summer.
With the Villans aiming for Europe, and possibly the Champions League, they will wield considerable power.
Not only that, but Guendouzi’s situation at his current club appears to be deteriorating.
‘The adventure appears to be coming to an end.’
According to RMC Sport, the midfielder ‘will be sold’ by the French club this summer.
Guendouzi, it appears, is not in their plans for next season.
According to Le10Sport and Sport Witness, a ‘conflict’ erupted over Guendouzi’s lack of game time at La Provence.
The 24-year-old did not play in Marseille’s Ligue 1 match against Lyon last weekend.
Guendouzi reportedly requested a meeting with Marseille director Javier Ribalta to express his displeasure.
As his ‘adventure appears to be coming to an end,’ the club may try to sell him to a Premier League club.
Aston Villa was not mentioned in the report. Newcastle are also said to be interested in Guendouzi.
Nonetheless, all indications point to Villa having a relatively simple task if they want to sign him.
Guendouzi was a standout for Emery at Arsenal.
When he was still a teenager, he played 66 times for the Spaniard, 48 of which came in his first season in English football.
While Guendouzi did not fare well at Arsenal, he has matured and developed at Marseille.
Indeed, he has been tipped to become ‘one of the best midfielders’ in the game.
And, with reports claiming Guendouzi is worth £22 million, he wouldn’t break the bank for Villa either.