A report from Football Insider has claimed that newly promoted Aston Villa are eyeing up a move to sign Huddersfield Town defender Terence Knogolo, after the Terriers’ relegation to the Championship.

Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo is attracting interest from Championship play-off winners Aston Villa, a report from Football Insider has claimed.

Aston Villa are in the market for a new centre-back this summer, with Tyrone Mings returning to parent club Bournemouth upon the end of the Villans’ season. Villa are keen to bring Mings back o Villa Park and fans will be hoping Mings can return, but a move for Kongolo could hint that Dean Smith is looking at alternatives.

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Like Mings, Kongolo can play at both left-back and centre-back and could be offered a way back into the Premier League after Huddersfield Town’s relegation. The 24-year-old played 32 times for the club last season as they suffered relegation, finishing bottom of the Premier League.

Kongolo has played 49 times for Huddersfield across all competitions since joining from Monaco on loan in January 2018. He made his loan move permanent in the summer of 2018 for a fee believed to be around £18 million (Transfermarkt).

The defender impressed in a struggling Huddersfield side last season and they look likely to have a fight on their hands to keep the Dutch international. If they are looking to recoup as much as possible for the defender, any buying club will have to stump up a hefty fee to buy Kongolo.

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But, given Aston Villa’s £22 million signing of striker Wesley and links with big money moves for the likes of Jack Butland and Lewis Dunk, it appears that they have the funds available to move for Kongolo.

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