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4th Apr, 2018 | 9:20pm

Bruce must make huge transfer u-turn and bring 21-year-old back to Aston Villa as rivals circle


Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce must make a dramatic u-turn on his decision to sell Niall Mason to League One side Doncaster Rovers by making a bid for the defender this summer.

The 21-year-old spent all of last season on loan at the Keepmoat Stadium where he impressed under Darren Ferguson and after being sold to the club last summer the former Villa enforcer has continued that form this campaign too.

And according to a report in The Sun, Hull City, Sunderland and Birmingham are all interested in the player.

At centre-half, Moran has formed a formidable partnership at the back where he has been part of a rearguard which has conceded just 45 goals, making Donny the third best side in the division defensively despite sitting 14th in the league.

Bruce perhaps let Moran go prematurely, considering his age and his improvement already, it seems to have been a snap judgment call by the Villa boss.

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But defensively, the Villans are lacking in numbers and in quality. With Christopher Samba and John Terry having a combined age of 71, the position could do with an injection of youth and pace.

Axel Tuanzebe is due to return to Manchester United when his loan move expires this summer which again leaves question marks over the position and a need for acquisitions – Mason would fit in perfectly.

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