Aston Villa close on Lille winger Anwar El Ghazi
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 22/08/18 11:41pm
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.
It has been suggested that a loan move will be agreed with a view to a permanent deal, potentially as early as January.
El-Ghazi is a Holland international and made his name as a youngster at Ajax before his move to Lille in 2016.