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Aston Villa can solve their defensive crisis by signing Tyrone Mings

According to the Daily Mail, West Brom and Aston Villa are interested in securing the services of Tyrone Mings from Bournemouth on loan in the January transfer window.

The same report claims that Cherries manager Eddie Howe is reluctant to let the 25-year-old leave on loan but his stance might chance if Bournemouth manage to snap up Chris Mepham from Brentford.

Signed from Ipswich Town back in 2015 for £8million, Mings has failed to nail down a regular spot in the first-team under Howe. He has started only twice in the Premier League this term, with injuries resulting in his slip down the pecking order at the Vitality Stadium.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth managed to get themselves back to winning ways with a comprehensive 2-0 victory over West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

Unfortunately enough for Mings, he was not even in the matchday squad and it is highly unlikely that the manager will be able to give him more regular minutes in the remaining games. Bournemouth are already well-stocked in their options at the back and a loan move away from the south coast would be ideal for Tyrone Mings to resurrect his career.

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To put things into perspective, the 25-year-old would be a good signing for both the Championship hopefuls, Aston Villa and West Brom. However, Villa can bag a massive coup and take a significant stride towards shoring up their leaky defence by beating the Baggies to the signing of Tyrone Mings.

Villa’s porous and vulnerable backline has come under scrutiny since the start of the season, with the criticism increasing manifold after the defensive debacles against Wigan and Swansea in recent weeks. Dean Smith has done a decent job after taking over the reins from Steve Bruce but he hasn’t been able to find a way to stem the flow of goals.

The Lions have been far too exposed at the back, with none of the defenders, neither the centre-backs nor the full-backs playing to their potential. James Chester and Tommy Elphick have been not only been sloppy in possession but they have also been caught out of position far too often.

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Mings, who can play at both left-back and centre-back, will provide cover for Neil Taylor and his versatility to play across multiple positions at the back can prove to be a valuable asset to Villa. Standing at 6ft. 5 inches, Mings is a tall and physically imposing defender who is also quite fast and agile for a player of his stature.

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That said, Dean Smith should get this deal done at the earliest as the 25-year-old, who has considerable experience of playing in the Championship, might help the Lions in their bid for securing a promotion playoff spot.

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