Aston Villa are interested in signing the Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter this summer.
According to the Irish Independent, the 29-year-old will be made available as the Cherries want him to seal a permanent move away.
The player is apparently keen on the exit as well and Bournemouth will let him leave for a reasonable fee.
Arter had a good season with Cardiff City on loan and he could prove to be a quality signing for Aston Villa next season.
If Dean Smith manages to sign him on a bargain this summer, it would allow him to invest his funds in the other areas of the squad.
Aston Villa need to add more depth to the side in order to cope with the challenges of Premier League football.
Arter has the quality and the experience of Premier League. He would be an ideal addition for them.
Furthermore, the player is thought to be interested in remaining in the Premier League next season. Therefore, Villa might have an edge over the other suitors.
Fulham and Stoke are keen on the player as well.
Here is how some of the Aston Villa fans have reacted to the links with Harry Arter.
We need back up to Conor John and jack whatever Dean wants
— Peter Lockley (@lockleyps3) May 30, 2019
Agreed. He’s a good passer so could slot into Deano’s system.
— Joe Lambon (@joelambon) May 30, 2019
We need some experience in team with good coach from Smith he can be player like Ming is utv
— mr Aston (@astonjo7) May 30, 2019
Don’t like arter but in dean i trust
— Robert Horgan (@horganrobert) May 30, 2019
If dean/purslow want him, I want him have full trust in those boys
— Villas Back Home (@VillasHome) May 30, 2019
I’m trusting dean on his decisions tbf. He’s pulled a couple players out of no where so far?♂️
— kian adey (@KianAdey) May 30, 2019