Montpellier’s Stephy Mavididi has ended up in the sights of Aston Villa, as per claims on Monday evening.

The 23-year-old, who came up through the ranks of Arsenal’s academy, and spent two seasons in Italy with Juventus, is now enjoying life in Ligue 1. He initially moved to France in 2019, when the Old Lady allowed the striker to join Dijon on a loan deal.

A year later, he was sold to Montpellier for €7.5m plus a percentage from a future sale. That’s according to TuttoMercatoWeb, who claim Aston Villa are among the clubs keeping tabs on Mavididi.

Since the start of last season, the frontman has managed 17 goals and three assists in the league. TMW state Mavididi has now ‘more than doubled his value’, thanks to his fine displays for the French club.

The player is subsequently ‘back in the sights’ of Premier League clubs, including Steven Gerrard’s side. If Villa or any other English club present a huge offer to Montpellier, the attacker could return to England.

It’s to be noted there is no mention of what is considered as a ‘maxi offer’ by Mavididi’s employer.