Aston Villa has made an enquiry about German midfielder Dominick Drexler, according to reports in the Express.
The 27-year-old German has been in good form for Bundesliga 2 side Holstein Kiel, scoring eight goals, assisting five times in sixteen appearances.
The report in the Express says that Villa is ahead of Newcastle as they have already enquired about his services.
It is thought that the German would prefer to stay in Germany and try his hand in the Bundesliga but the English clubs won’t be put off by that.
Drexler stated: “It is probably the dream of every footballer, and I’m now also old enough to appreciate how crazy it would be to play in the Bundesliga.
Of course, I listen to everything. But at the moment I can well imagine staying here for a very long time.”
WHO IS DREXLER
Drexler began his career at Bayer Leverkusen but failed to make an impression on the first team so moved to Rot-Weiß Erfurt in 2010 where he spent three years. During that time he scored 16 goals in 81 appearances.
He then had spells with SpVgg Greuther Fürth and VfR Aalen before ending up at Holstein Kiel.
At 6 foot tall, it would suggest he was a target man like Keinan Davis but his scoring record isn’t anything spectacular but as our very own youngster has proven, there can be more to a forward than just goals.
I personally would be very surprised if there was much in it. His stats are hardly anything to write home about but then again, he could prove a cheap option for Steve Bruce. Villa does have their FFP issues of course but I would like to think there are better options available for the club even if they are loan options.