Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
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Egypt’s Ahmed Hegazi linked with move to Premier League side Aston Villa

Egypt’s Ahmed Hegazi linked with move to Premier League side Aston Villa

Aston Villa have agreed a fee which could rise to £25m with Bournemouth for the signing of defender Tyrone Mings, according to Sky sources.

Despite West Brom's failure to secure promotion to the Premier League, Hegazi enjoyed a positive season with the Baggies, playing 43 times in all competitions, including the two play-off ties with Villa.

Villa have wrapped up the deal that will see Mings return after his successful loan spell last season, with confirmation of the club record transfer expected later on Monday.

The defender has signed a three-year contract at Villa Park and PA understands the fee is an initial £20million. He featured on 160 occasions for the Reds and scored 67 goals for them, statistics which no doubt have caught the attention of the Villa hierarchy.

"We're really pleased to have Tyrone back at Aston Villa", said manager Dean Smith.

"Absolutely delighted to be back as a permanent [Aston Villa] player", Mings wrote on Twitter after the club made the announcement.

He was later struck down by a spine injury which kept him out of action for a further eight months, so in all he only made 17 appearances for Bournemouth in the top flight, before his loan move to Villa last January.

With that quest in mind, they have already added the likes of Kortney Hause, Anwar El Ghazi and Matt Targett, but Villa don't appear to be done with new signings just yet.

Mings is the club's sixth signing of the summer.

Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips is another target and the club tested the waters with a £14m bid, but the Yorkshire club informed the Claret and Blue they are seeking twice that amount.

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