Tottenham, Aston Villa & Newcastle handed De Vrij boost after £15m reveal

By Wayne Veysey

3rd May, 2022 | 7:00am

Sources: Door opens for Tottenham, Aston Villa and Newcastle to sign Stefan de Vrij after £15m reveal

Tottenham, Aston Villa and Newcastle United target Stefan de Vrij has been told by Inter Milan he can leave this summer for £15million, Football Insider understands.

The centre-back, 30, is out of contract in 2023 and Inter are strapped for cash.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that De Vrij has yet to open talks on a new Inter deal and his future is up in the air going into the main window.

Previously valued at around £40m, the Holland international’s price tag has now tumbled by £25m.

That has opened the door to De Vrij’s Premier League suitors, who include Tottenham, Newcastle and Villa.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of De Vrij and was keen to lure him to Spurs in January after managing him during his successful Inter reign.

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Meanwhile, Football Insider revealed last month (18 April) that Aston Villa are in the market for a left-sided centre-back this summer – casting new doubt on Tyrone Mings’ future.

De Vrij fits the bill for Steven Gerrard’s side as he has been utilised on the left side of a three-man Inter defence often this term.

The former Feyenoord man has played 37 times for the Italian giants this season – with the Nerazzurri trailing rivals AC Milan by just two points in the race for the title.

The defender was instrumental to the side which won Serie A under Conte’s stewardship last season.

Newcastle (10th on 43 points) lead Aston Villa (13th on 40 points) in a bid to finish in the Premier League’s top ten.

Meanwhile, Tottenham (fifth on 61 points) continue to pile the pressure on fourth-placed rivals Arsenal.

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