One of the most protracted ‘transfer sagas’ of both Aston Villa’s and Bournemouth’s summers is set to come to an end in the coming days. Gregg Evans, Aston Villa journalist for the Birmingham Mail has confirmed that the Villa have finally moved forward in their negotiations for Tyrone Mings.
Hearing some very good news #avfc fans. Villa have agreed a £20m fee with Bournemouth for Tyrone Mings and he's set to sign in next 48 hours.— Gregg Evans (@greggevans40) July 7, 2019
Evans has confirmed that Villa have agreed a fee of £20 million and that negotiations will now progress to personal terms. Tyrone Mings? He could be a Villan - full-time - within the next two days. As Mings spent time on loan at Aston Villa last season, a full-medical is not at all required. The club already have all the data that they need on that front.
Further reports state that the full fee for Mings could eventually reach as high as £26.5 million - which would mean that AVFC really have taken a bite of the bullet here.
This news comes shortly shortly after a number of journalists reported small difficulties in bidding for Mings - in that the asking price from Bournemouth was far too high. It would seem that Aston Villa have made their breakthrough, though.
The best move for Mings has been agreed - and one of the better moves for Villa. Mings made the centre-half position his own at Villa after some early and unfruitful doubts about his ability. Mings had suffered a number of debilitating setbacks in terms of injury prior to his loan move to Villa.
Tyrone Mings relished a new lease-of-life during his time at Aston Villa, helping the side earn promotion. While £20 million is a fairly steep fee, Villa have wanted Mings - badly - as have the fans of the club who were almost relentless in posting ‘#announcemings’ in riposte to any club statement or news posted out by the club’s official transfer feed.
Now, it seems like Villa have got their man. Finally.