Brentford’s Yoann Barbet is presently in discussions to renew his contract, according to Football.London.

He’s a player Aston Villa had been understood to have been interested in adding to their squad in January but with the Frenchman’s future nevertheless unclear, should really they revive their interest in the defender?

What’s the word?

Barbet is set to develop into a absolutely free agent this summer season with his contract at the Bees expiring at the finish of the season. Even so, the Frenchman has claimed that talks are ongoing to preserve him with the London primarily based club.

The ex-Bordeaux man told Football.London: “We’ve been speaking but there is nothing at all at the moment.”

Villa have had a prior interest in the 25-year-old, with the player speaking about rumours of a doable move to the club just a matter of months ago. Even so, loan moves for Kortney Hause and Tyrone Mings had been preferred at the time.

No verdict has been reached involving Brentford and Barbet however but it is unclear as to irrespective of whether Villa are nevertheless monitoring him.

Best Mings option

The loanee from Bournemouth has been an immediate hit in the Midlands but the player has been linked with Southampton, according to the Sunday Mirror, (17/03, web page 72), through HITC.

While his loss would be extremely hard to deal with, Barbet provides a extremely very good option. Mings would probably come at a hefty price tag and for that reason the Bees centre-back would represent far far better company for the club.

Villa have a quantity of central defenders on loan, with Axel Tuanzebe and Hause each not permanent members of the squad either. Consequently the club would struggle for numbers in defence if all 3 had been to depart.

Barbet has been aspect of a Bees defensive line that has conceded 4 ambitions significantly less than Villa this term, in spite of sitting eight areas beneath them. The reality he’s created extra challenges per game than any defender presently at Villa also bodes especially properly.

Dean Smith has worked with the French defender prior to, obtaining previously been the manager of Brentford and as a outcome, knows the player far better than most. Potentially costing nothing at all, he would be the excellent replacement if they fail to land Mings.