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Aston Villa may be eyeing move for Spanish international defender

Aston Villa are apparently considering a bid for Borussia Mönchengladbach's Alvaro Dominguez.

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Aston Villa have already had a busy summer on the continent. They've brought in the trio of Jordan's, they added Idrissa Gueye, and they even got a Spaniard in Jose Angel Crespo. Now, according to a report from Goal, they're considering adding a second Spaniard who is currently playing in Germany. Alvaro Dominguez, who currently plays for Borussia Mönchengladbach, is apparently attracting interest from Villa and Napoli for a fee for somewhere between €6-7 million.

The 26-year-old central defender started his career with Atletico Madrid before moving to Germany in 2012. At Mönchengladbach he has seventy-five appearances, forty of which came in his first season with the team. Dominguez has also made two appearances with the Spanish national team, and multiple international appearances at younger age levels.

He's fallen out of favor a bit in Germany, though, which may explain why Mönchengladbach are seemingly willing to sell him for a loss on what they bought him for (€8 million). In addition to playing in the center, he can deputise at left back if need be.

Since this is coming from Goal, I wouldn't put too much stock into the rumour. If it starts bubbling up elsewhere, it might be worth keeping an eye on. That said, Tim Sherwood has made it pretty clear that he'd like to get rid of Philippe Senderos, and doing so would likely require that another central defender be brought in as injury cover. Why not another Spaniard to keep Crespo company?