Swansea City centre-back Mike van der Hoorn has admitted that his future with the Championship is currently up in the air, with his deal at the Liberty Stadium. And, according to The Sun, fellow Championship side Aston Villa could make a move.
Aston Villa were reportedly told during the transfer window that they would have to pay £10 million to sign centre-back Mike van der Hoorn from Swansea City. They decided to not make a move for the defender, and the window slammed shut with van der Hoorn still a Swans player.
Speaking to Dutch paper Football Oranje, van der Hoorn admitted that he is not yet sure whether he will stay with Swansea or not, but there is an option to extend his deal at the Liberty Stadium.
“I’m just starting to number things up in my head about what I want to do. I have the option of a new contract, so it’s not really a free transfer,” the defender said.
“The club has to decide if they want to activate that option. So, it’s up to them and we’re in talks over maybe a new contract.
“There’s a lot of things in my mind, but I just have to decide and I have to know what Swansea wants in the future and I have to know what I want.
“That’s how I’ll decide my future.”
The Sun writes that after considering a move in the January transfer window, Aston Villa could look to continue their interest when the summer window comes round at the end of the season.
If van der Hoorn and Swansea do not come to an agreement over a new deal, Dean Smith could snap up the defender on a free transfer. However, given the £10 million fee quoted, Swansea will be keen for the Dutchman to sign a new contract to avoid losing him for nothing.