Earlier on Monday, we covered an article in L’Equipe that outline the potential deal between Toulouse and Aston Villa for Lovre Kalinić.
The goalkeeper has yet to make an appearance under Dean Smith this season, and the arrival of Pepe Reina on loan from Milan did anything but help the Croatian’s cause.
That means an exit was always likely for the 29-year-old, and there was hope a loan transfer could be struck between the two sides sooner rather than later.
Well, according to French journalist Ignazio Genuardi, an ‘agreement’ has now been found, with Kalinić expected to arrive in the south of France on a loan with a view to buy.
Not only that, but he also reports that West Ham, who have had issues in the role when Lukasz Fabianski has been injured, looked at the Aston Villa man at one point before going in a different direction (we’re guessing Darren Rudolph, whom they signed from Middlesbrough for £4m).
Accord #Toulouse – #Kalinic (Aston Villa). Le gardien croate est parti pour faire l’objet d’un prêt avec option d’achat. West Ham s’est aussi penché sur son cas, mais les Hammers ont finalement opté pour un autre joueur. #Mercato #TFC
— Ignazio Genuardi (@IgnazioGenuardi) January 20, 2020