Aston Villa are weighing up a move for Huddersfield Town defender Michael Hefele, according to The Mirror.

The Midlands club are looking to bring in some defensive reinforcements this summer after John Terry left at the end of the season.

Their manager, Steve Bruce, is considering a move for Huddersfield’s Michael Hefele. The German defender could become available for a cut-price deal after only playing twice for them in the Premier League last season.

Hefele joined the Terriers in the summer of 2016 from German second division side Dynamo Dresden and became a popular man at the Yorkshire side. The 27-year-old centre-back was a key player for David Wagner’s side who surprised everyone in 2017 by gaining promotion to the Premier League. Hefele played 42 games for them in his first season at the club and scored 5 goals.

Hefele, who is 6ft 4inc, has got experience of getting out of the Championship and would be a decent signing by Aston Villa. He would slot in nicely into their defensive and would fill the gap left by Terry’s departure.

He started his career at SpVgg Unterhaching before spells at Greuther Fürth and SV Wacker Burghausen before making a name for himself at Dyamo Dresden. Hefele impressed in his two seasons in Dresden and this earned him a move to Huddersfield.

Despite reports suggesting Aston Villa are struggling financially after missing out on promotion last season, they are still being linked with players and Michael Hefele would be a good signing for them.

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