Aston Villa have expressed an interest in signing Cordoba forward Andres Martin, according to Spanish media source Cordopolis.

The Villans are actively looking to bolster their squad for a new attack on the Premier League and have already secured the additions of Jota and Anwar El Ghazi, and don’t appear to have stopped there.

Dean Smith knows that if his Villa side are to be competitive next term, he needs plenty of competition for places, and strength in depth in all areas of the pitch.

One position where the Villans could be a little short at the present time is up front. Tammy Abraham was their leading man in their Championship promotion-winning campaign, but with it thus far unsure over whether he will return to Villa Park, the Birmingham-based side need to press on with adding to their options in that department.

Martin is a player who seemingly interests Villa. He scored seven times in 32 appearances for his Spanish club last term, in a season which ended in them being relegated to the third tier.

The 19-year-old would appear to have plenty of improvement in him, and the Villans boss is becoming a dab hand at taking unheralded youngsters and polishing them into gems.

If Villa are to get their man, they are going to have to work hard and fast because there reportedly are a whole host of European outfits looking to sign the talented forward.

The good news for the Villans is that if they do win a pretty competitive looking race to take the attacker to Villa Park, they are unlikely to have to spend beyond their means to get him.

Villa could get hold of the Spaniard for as little as €3 million (£2.7 million), according to the report, which seems like a risk worth taking given the potential upside should he develop into something special.

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