Villa currently sit 17th in the Premier League, uncomfortably close to the relegation zone following their 1-1 draw at home to Norwich at the weekend.
New manager Paul Lambert has faced a difficult start to the new season at Villa Park and will undoubtedly be looking to strengthen his squad in January.
Reported target, William Kvist has won four Danish league titles with former club FC Copenhagen and has made an impressive start to his Bundesliga career since moving to German side Stuttgart.
The 6ft midfielder has made 38 appearances for his national team since making his senior debut in 2007 and is recognized as a commanding and dominant presence in the centre of the park for his country.
It is understood that, whilst Lambert will be looking to add depth and quality to his squad who have recorded just one win from their opening 9 fixtures this term, he’s unlikely to have the resources at his disposal to attract big names on big wages.
But the Dane is thought to be valued in the region of £6million and may present a more affordable option to the Villains.
Reports surfaced initially in the Portuguese media that Lambert has his sights set on the player who could bring not only experience but also a more physical presence to the Villa side that have been hemorrhaging goals so far this season.
Kvist made his name as a defensive midfielder, offering protection to the back line in the Danish national side – something that Aston Villa could utilize if they intend to be playing Premier League football next season.
Lambert has come under pressure and November may prove to be a defining month in his managerial career as his team face both Manchester giants United and City back to back, after a tough trip to the Stadium of Light against Sunderland.
They travel to Swindon in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday and will be hoping for a win to boost morale amongst the fans and the dressing room.
Would Kvist be a good addition to Aston Villa?
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