Aston Villa Tracking This 18 Goal Attacking Midfielder From Championship: Should Smith Sign Him?

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Bradley Dack of Blackburn Rovers celebrates after scoring the third goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Blackburn Rovers and Peterborough United at Ewood Park on April 19, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

According to the latest reports from the Daily Mail, Blackburn Rovers’ attacking midfielder Bradley Dack is keen on a move away from the club after two impressive seasons. Aston Villa are said to be tracking the player along with the likes of Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion.

Dack- The Saviour for Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers were expected to hand him an improved contract, but no offer is said to be forthcoming which has alerted the prospective suitors. The 25-year-old played in 45 games in all competitions last season and managed to return with an impressive tally of 18 goals and ten assists. Without him, Rovers could have quite easily been fighting a relegation battle in the Championship. His partnership with Danny Graham was often crucial up front in rescuing points for Blackburn.

The Villans have already shown ambition in the transfer market as they have secured the signings of Wesley Moraes, Kortney Hause, Jota and Anwar El-Ghazi. It is not surprising to see Dack being in demand after his impressive season at the Ewood Park.

What will the 25-year-old add at Villa Park?

Dack is known to be a smart operator in the final third, and he knows how to find the back of the net regularly. He likes to get in between the little pocket of space between the defence and midfield line.

The London born star is tough to shrug off the ball, and he has got decent pace and acceleration. The playmaker is also known for his impressive work rate on and off the ball, and that should suit quite a few teams that are looking to sign him up.

Does Aston Villa need someone like Dack?

Aston Villa had one of the best playmakers at the Championship level in the form of Jack Grealish. He was supported brilliantly by John McGinn who played in a box to box role. We don’t really see Dack being able to dislodge any of the two from the middle of the park to earn a place in the starting eleven. The Blackburn Rovers man might have better stats than Grealish, but we don’t see him being influential at the Premier League level just yet.

Villa can probably look to do better and look for Premier League quality players who can challenge someone like Grealish for a place in the first eleven. Dack can be a decent player to have as a backup option to the Villa captain. However, the club needs to look for higher quality if they want to survive and thrive in the English top flight.

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