Wolves, Aston Villa defensive target wanted by Turkish giants

Date published: Monday 10th June 2019 1:55

Yoann Barbet TEAMtalk

Wolves are interested in a move for Brentford defender Yoann Barbet but face competition from Aston Villa and Turkish side Besiktas. 

According to Asistanaliz, Besiktas are interested in a move for the French defender who is out of contract at the end of the month.

However, they expect to face strong competition from Wolves and the recently promoted Aston Villa.

Barbet usually plays as a left-sided defender for Brentford and all three clubs are interested in strengthening their resources in this position.

Villa’s move for Barbet may depend on whether they can make Tyrone Mings’ loan move permanent after he impressed in the second half of the season at Villa Park.

Wolves enjoyed a very successful season back in the Premier League, finishing seventh and reaching the semi finals of the FA Cup. As they look to improve next season, depth at the back will be key for the Midland’s club.

Whilst Besiktas reportedly have other defensive targets, manager Abdullah Avci’s first choice is said to be Barbet. They do expect it to be hard to convince the Brentford man to turn down the Premier League.

The 26-year-old joined the Bees in 2015 from Chamois Niortais, after coming through the ranks at Bordeaux, and has gone onto make 118 appearances in the past four years for the Championship club, scoring 7 goals.

He will now leave the club after they decided not to renew the defender’s contract – despite Barbet making 33 appearances last season.


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