ASTON VILLA have enquired about the services of former Watford and Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu, according to reports.

New boss Unai Emery is thought to be in the market for a wide player and is expected to be backed by the owners in the January.

Aston Villa have enquired about ex-Everton and Watford ace Gerard Deulofeu

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Aston Villa have enquired about ex-Everton and Watford ace Gerard DeulofeuCredit: EPA

The Spaniard is playing his trade in Italy with Udinese after leaving the Hornets in 2021.

Deulofeu enjoyed a productive spell at Vicarage Road, scoring 17 goals and registering 11 assists in two-and-a-half years.

The most memorable was an exquisite chip in the FA Cup semi-finals against Wolves, which inspired Watford to make a memorable comeback.

But he left when they were relegated at the end of the 2019-2020 season, joining Udinese on loan and then permanently.

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He’s now playing some of the best football of his career.

Last season, Deulofeu chipped in with 18 goal contributions in 34 Serie A matches.

And he’s been involved in another eight in 15 top-flight outings this term.

Regardless, BirminghamLive believe Villa have asked about his availability.

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And Deulofeu is “open” to a new challenge and a potential return to English football.

His overall Premier League record stands at a respectable 44 goals and assists in 127 appearances.

He’s played under Emery previously and won the Europa League alongside him when the attacker was on loan at Sevilla in 2014-2015.

The ex-Arsenal boss has made a bright start to his Villa career, taking six points from three games with his first defeat coming against Liverpool on Boxing Day.



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