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Aston Villa starts talks with Juventus for three-time Serie A winner Rodrigo Bentancur

EXCLUSIVE: Aston Villa starts talks with Juventus for three-time Serie A winner Rodrigo Bentancur, as Steven Gerrard continues to transform his team in an exciting shopping spree in January

  • Aston Villa wants a new midfielder and Rodrigo Bentancur is a prime target
  • Initial talks are underway with Juventus, who are willing to listen to offers
  • Bentancur has won seven major trophies in Turin since signing five years ago
  • Steven Gerrard was already very active in the transfer market at Villa Park



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Aston Villa has made an approach for Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur.

The Uruguayan has become a prominent target for Villa as they look for a player and sports post understands that there are discussions going on.

Bentancur has played 18 games in Serie A this season, but Juventus are willing to listen to offers as they try to rebalance their roster in the coming transfer windows.

Rodrigo Bentancur made 18 Serie A appearances this season, notching up two assists

Rodrigo Bentancur made 18 Serie A appearances this season, notching up two assists

Bentancur, only 24 years old, joined Juve from Boca Juniors five years ago and has held his own in Turin, winning seven major trophies, including three Serie A.

He plays for the second time under Massimiliano Allegri and has also worked with Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo.

After signing Philippe Coutinho, Robin Olsen and Lucas Digne this month, boss Steven Gerrard also aimed for a tenacious midfielder and a central defender.

Steven Gerrard has already signed Philippe Coutinho, Robin Olsen and Lucas Digne this month

Steven Gerrard has already signed Philippe Coutinho, Robin Olsen and Lucas Digne this month

Steven Gerrard has already signed Philippe Coutinho, Robin Olsen and Lucas Digne this month

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