In news coming through from Spanish outlet, and regional digital newspaper La Voz de Galicia, Aston Villa are said to be a side interested in Celta Vigo midfielder Nemanja Radoja.

The bad news for the Villans, according to the article, is that the company they are keeping involves Serie A sides Fiorentina and SPAL. The Italian sides are said to be ‘tracking’ Radoja, but the bonus for Villa is that they are said to “have an agreement with the player.

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La Voz de Galicia say that the situation between Celta Vigo and Serbian midfielder Radoja “may be resolved on upcoming dates.” It is a situation that is exacerbated by the 25-year-old’s contract running down this coming  summer.

They say that he is “training with his teammates” but has not played a game this season and has been allowed to start his Christmas break ahead of the rest of the squad.

The Novi Sad-born, two-cap international signed for Celta Vigo in mid-August 2014 from Serbian first-tier side Vojvodina. He has gone on to make 146 appearances for Celta across all competitions, including 115 La Liga appearances.

In these 146 appearances, the defensive-midfielder has scored just the one goal, whilst providing five assists. La Voz de Galicia say that Celta will aim to get a fee for Radoja, even though his tenure at the club is coming to a close.

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However, and as a warning to Villa who are said to have already an ‘agreement’ in place, Celta Vigo are prepared “to stand firm” and not allow him to leave.

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