Aston Villa close on Lille winger Anwar El Ghazi

Anwar El-Ghazi

Aston Villa are on the verge of signing Lille winger Anwar El Ghazi, according to Sky sources.

The 23-year-old, who started 19 Ligue 1 games last term, is considered surplus to requirements by the French club.

Villa and Leeds have both been linked with a move for the player but it appears the former are set to win the race to sign him.

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It has been suggested that a loan move will be agreed with a view to a permanent deal, potentially as early as January.

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El-Ghazi is a Holland international and made his name as a youngster at Ajax before his move to Lille in 2016.

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