Aston Villa defensive target closest to Saudi Arabia move

Atletico Madrid defender Mario Hermoso will move on from the Metropolitano at the end of the season, but there is little clarity on where he will head to. The 28-year-old defender has had a mixed five seasons at Atleti, but at his best has been crucial in their successes.

Hermoso will not renew his deal with Atletico, that much is certain, as Matteo Moretto informed Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing. Both sides of the equation are aware that the gap in demands is too big, and they will not find a new deal. Hermoso has been linked to Aston Villa, Besiktas and Saudi Arabia, but there are no offers on the table for Spanish defender. The closest to his signature, by virtue of putting the most effort into talks and enquiries are Saudi Arabia, with several sides in the Pro League interested in him. Salary demands will not be an issue there either.

However the reality is that no side are close to a deal as of yet, meaning if Villa are keen to pursue Hermoso, then the field is open to them to pursue him. Atletico Madrid are yet to make contingency plans at the back for his departure, but several additions are expected this summer.

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