Birmingham news Aston Villa 'reach agreement with Fenerbahce' for Mbwana Samatta MetiNews.Com
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Breaking News ! Aston Villa striker Mbwana Ally Samatta has 'agreed to join Fenerbahce' with Turkish reports claiming the Tanzanian is in line to make his debut as early as next week. Takvim suggest a deal between Villa and Fener has been reached over a season-long loan with an option to buy in place for next summer. The 27-year-old has scored twice in 16 appearances for Villa following his £8.5 million arrival from Racing Club Genk back in January. Read More Related Articles 'A couple more' - Dean Smith delivers Aston Villa transfer update Read More Related Articles 'Feel bad' - Aston Villa fans rally around West Bromwich Albion target According to the report today, Villa have reportedly accepted Fenerbahce's loan offer and, with the transfer negotiations moving quickly, Samatta is expected to play in their derby match against Galatasaray next weekend.
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As for Samatta, on Thursday we learned of West Bromwich Albion's late interest as they looked to hijack Fenerbahce's move for Villa's striker. The forward remained an unused sub for Villa's win over Burton Albion in midweek with record-buy Ollie Watkins and Keinan Davis both getting minutes - and a goal each - in the 3-1 victory. With Villa smashing their club record to get Watkins through the door, Samatta's immediate future at Villa Park looks to be elsewhere. The ex-Genk man signed a four-and-a-half year contract back in Janaury as he came in to replace Wesley.
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