Aston Villa submit offer for Rafael Leao

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Aston Villa have been linked with a move for the Portuguese forward Rafael Leao.

According to a report from L’Equipe (translated by GFFN), the newly-promoted side have ‘potentially’ submitted an offer for the player.

The report adds that Everton have sent out a concrete €37.5m bid for the attacker but Aston Villa’s offer is currently unclear.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming days.

Leao is clearly a man in demand and he is expected to leave the French club this summer.

Lille have tried to convince the player to stay but a move could triple his wages.

Aston Villa could certainly use another quality striker and Leao would be a superb addition.

He is a top-class talent with a lot of potential. Smith could coach him into a star for Aston Villa with time.

The 20-year-old bagged 8 goals in Ligue 1 last term despite not being a regular starter. He would be the ideal partner/backup for Wesley Moraes.

Here is how some of the Aston Villa fans have reacted to the news.

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