Date: 28th June 2019 at 3:45pm
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The Bristol Post are reporting that Premier League newcomers Aston Villa will heavily pursue Bristol City central defender Adam Webster this summer after already having one bid of £12-million knocked back. It is thought that Dean Smith will come in for another offer in due course.

Lee Johnson values his key centre-back at £30-million which would represent the second-highest sale in Championship history for a player who has never competed in the Premier League. Villa will aggressively target Webster with further bids should their next offer be rejected, with the club now being able to flex their financial strength after winning promotion to the top-flight. The lure of Premier League football may prove to be the clinching factor if a deal were to be met between the two clubs.

The 24-year-old made 47 appearances in all competitions, winning four Man of the Match awards and averaging a rating of 7.30. In recent weeks, Smith has been trying to keep hold of former loan ace Tyrone Mings but that move has gone quiet since AFC Bournemouth requested a fee of £15-million for the 26-year-old.

Webster may be the perfect replacement for Mings if a deal can’t be reached anytime soon. Legendary Chelsea centre-back John Terry is remaining at the club in his assistant manager capacity and could prove to be a vital mentor in helping the youngster transition into the Premier League.

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