‘I’d drive him’: Stan Collymore says Aston Villa should sign ‘astounding’ talent let go by Manchester United


Aston Villa might be flying under Unai Emery but Stan Collymore thinks a former Manchester United player could help them out further. 

Under Emery, Villa is performing incredibly well. Last night, they defeated Lille in Europe to extend their excellent season.

They are currently very much in the running for a Champions League spot as well, and Unai Emery is hoping for one more push from his group.

Regardless of the season’s outcome, Emery has, of course, earned the right to support in the summer transfer window in his attempt to accelerate things even further.

For Villa, this entails exercising caution in the marketplace and carefully determining which areas require reinforcement.

Stan Collymore also says that he would love for Villa to sign a man in the summer who is currently playing football lower down the Premier League table.

Stan Collymore wants Aston Villa to sign former Manchester United man Teden Mengi

Teden Mengi left Manchester United in quest of first-team action in the summer, like many young players do.

He has grown to be a vital member of Luton and is a major factor in their chances of remaining in the Premier League after making that choice.

Additionally, ex-Villa attacker Stan Collymore stated in his most recent CaughtOffside blog that if Emery wanted the young defender, he would drive him to Villa Park.

“Sure, he’s not long left Old Trafford to ply his trade at Luton but I can’t be the only one who’s noticed that he has all of the background, the ambition to leave United at 21 to go it alone. I’ve been really impressed by his performances and I’m sure he’ll be on several “big clubs” radars.

“He’s played for England at every age level so will have had an A+ club and international grounding. Personally, I’d drive him to Villa Park tomorrow if Unai Emery fancies it,” Collymore said.

Mengi has won plenty of praise for his performances with Luton this season.

“For a younger player to step up, come away from home, out of his comfort zone and perform at the highest level as he has is astounding. I’m not surprised with anything he does, but perhaps I was surprised by how quickly he adapted to his surroundings and his team-mates,” his manager Rob Edwards lauded earlier this season.

Man United, then, could well end up regretting the decision to lend Teden Mengi go.

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