Aston Villa will face competition from La Liga side Sevilla for Japanese international Hiroshi Kiyotake. Nurnberg midfielder Kiyotake is a long term target of Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert who sees the player as someone who can come in and add some creativity to his midfield.
However, Lambert will have to be quick if he wants to sign the 24-year-old midfielder in the summer as the midfielder is being watched by Spanish club Sevilla. According to Spanish newspaper AS, Kiyotake has impressed scouts from Sevilla who have watched him on several occasions. Villa are believed to readying an offer for the player and Sevilla are looking to rival any bid. The Spanish club are hoping that the fact Kiyotake only has one year left on his contract will mean they can sign him for around 4-5 million. Villa were originally in for the midfielder last summer, but were thwarted as the player had only spent one season at Nurnberg after moving from Japan. Kiyotake has scored three goals in the Bundesliga this season for Nurnberg and has set-up six more for teammates. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday.