Aston Villa has sent scouts to watch Eintracht Frankfurt striker Haris Seferovic, according to reports today in the Daily Mail.
The Switzerland international is out of contract in the summer but the German club does apparently have a one year option on his services.
The 6ft 1-inch striker has scored just four goals in twenty-three appearances for Frankfurt who currently find themselves just three points away from a Europa League slot in the Bundesliga. Hardly sounds impressive, does it?
Rumours have been rife recently that on-loan striker Ross McCormack will be offloaded this summer and Steve Bruce has stated that he is unclear on what the future holds for Jonathan Kodjia. The Ivorian striker scored the only goal of the game in Aston Villa’s 1-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park last night making it 18 goals in 32 appearances.
What Bruce may like about the 25-year-old striker is his physical presence and his versatility as he can also play on the right-hand side of a front three, according to Whoscored.
They say that the former Real Sociedad player likes Key Passes, Layoffs and shoots from distance. His downfalls include being offside a lot and not that I need to tell you going by his statistics but a big weakness is his finishing.
As already discussed on avillafan this week (Why Kodjia will still be at Aston Villa next season), I don’t believe anyone will come in for Kodjia purely because I believe the club will price him out of a move, should he even want to leave. Scott Hogan is still finding his feet and I am quietly excited that once he settles he will prove to be a real asset so why exactly does Steve Bruce want another striker?
Even with Rushian Hepburn-Murphy waiting in the wings for his chance, we don’t have anyone at the club that can hold the ball up and be a force in the air. I don’t imagine Seferovic would come in and command a starting spot and may become a squad player more than anything but it would give Bruce another dimension to explore in games.
At this stage, I wouldn’t rule this deal out but at the same time, I wouldn’t read too much into it either. I am sure Seferovic is just a number of players Steve Bruce has his scouts watching – especially with the fact that he could be available on a free transfer.