Aston Villa and Hull to battle for Augsburg midfielder Vogt
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and Hull City manager Steve Bruce look set to do battle for the services of Augsburg midfielder Kevin Vogt, according to The Independent.
The 22-year-old is wanted as both clubs look to strengthen their squads ahead of continued Premier League football next season, and the 6ft 5in midfielder has enjoyed a growing reputation in a side quickly becoming renowned for their counter attacking in the Bundesliga this term.
Villa may prove to be the front runners of the two, with Hull’s attentions also looking toward bringing Jake Livermore, who has spent this season on loan at the KC Stadium, from Tottenham on a permanent deal.
Vogt has represented the German national side at every level from U-18 onwards, barring the senior squad thus far.
Starting out as a defender, he featured in the same academy side at VfL Bochum as Borussia Dortmund midfielder İlkay Gündogan, who was linked with Arsenal during the January transfer window. He moved to Augsburg in 2012, and has made over 50 appearances in the green shirt since.
Vogt is being credited as having played a key role in a season that is on course to prove the best in Augsburg’s 106-year history.
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