Villa ‘misses deal for next N’Golo Kante’
Aston Villa missed Alhassan Yusuf signing after the Nigerian midfielder chose to join Royal Antwerp, according to reports.
Yusuf, whose style of play has earned him regular comparisons to Chelsea and French star N’Golo Kante, is set to sign for Antwerp on a four-year contract after the Belgian side agreed an amount with the Swedish team IFK Goteborg for the 21 years. the services of the former.
Antwerp confirmed the agreement Last week, with Yusuf in pencil for a medical examination before the deal is approved.
But Villa was interested in the youngster before the transfer was accepted, according to emerging reports in Africa, while Leeds United were also enthusiastic and have reportedly met with the player’s representatives.
A source familiar with negotiations over Yusuf’s future is quoted as saying SCORENigeria:
Yes, there has been late interest from Aston Villa and even a meeting with Leeds United for Alhassan Yusuf.
But the negotiations between IFK Goteborg and Antwerp were well advanced. The Swedish club were desperate to sell as the player had only one year left on his contract and next year he could quit a free agent.