Aston Villa are set to sign the Croatian keeper Lovre Kalinic from Ghent this week.
The shot stopper flew into the country last night and the formalities should be completed before the game against Leeds.
According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa are not convinced with Nyland as their number and therefore they have decided to break the bank for Kalinic. Villa were linked with the likes of Heaton as well.
The 28 year old will cost around £7 million as per the report.
It will be interesting to see if there any more additions to the Villa squad in January. Dean Smith’s side could use another defender.
The Aston Villa manager will also be hoping to hold on to star striker Tammy Abraham. The on-loan Chelsea striker has been linked with a return.
Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the potential arrival and here are some of the reactions.
Let’s hope he’s not another vampire like Nyland who’s afraid of crosses
— chris catchpole (@Lord_ikon84) December 19, 2018
quality signing if we get him, especially after missing out on him 3 years ago
— ben (@justschmitt) December 19, 2018
Wow, would be a mint signing
— Lee Mallinson (@LeeMall83) December 19, 2018
This guy is class
— Middle Finger (@Middle_Digital) December 19, 2018
He’s 6”7 bro and from what I’ve seen a bit of a beast
— Josh? (@JoshAKnight) December 19, 2018
Croatia’s no1.. wouldn’t mind that
— Kyłe (@KyleBillingham_) December 19, 2018