Turkish news outlet Sampiy 10 has recently reported that Premier League club Aston Villa are interested in securing services of Turkish club Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama. The highly sought-after defensive player has started league games on just eleven occasions for the Turkish outfit this season and fresh reports have emerged that they are currently waiting for a bid for him.
The DR Congo International has also made two further appearances coming off the bench, but as things stand, it appears that he may well be on the move and with Aston Villa interested in signing him, that may well be one of his most likely destinations.
According to the report, the amount Galatasaray are looking to get in return for his departure is said to be in the region of £8.9 million. The fee is said to be just enough to prize him away from Turkey to whichever league that his potential suitors are in.
While Galatasaray are waiting for an official bid for one of their top defensive performers so far this season, Aston Villa are rumoured to be preparing to make a bid for him by setting aside the cash that would be used to test the Turkish club's resolve with a first bid. Carlo Ancelotti is also interested in the player and has earmarked him as a potential signing for Everton. Signing Luyindama will mean that former Real Madrid manager Ancelotti will be able to utilise a playing style that gives him the freedom to use four centre-backs and full-backs.
The player himself is yet to pick a destination but still has a little more time to do that. Fans of both Premier League sides are still left in the dark and can only keep hoping he signs for their respective clubs.