Villa boss Eck admits interest in Bas Dost

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish admits he's keen on Heerenveen striker Bas Dost.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish admits he's keen on Heerenveen striker Bas Dost.

McLeish has confirmed his interest in Dutch Under-21 striker Dost but dismisses reports that a contact has been made with the player or his club Heerenveen.

He said: "What is the story? That he turned us down? Well, we've never approached Heerenveen for Bas Dost but we know who he is.

"We've watched a lot of the Dutch League this year but I don't know why his agent is linking us with him when we've never made any approaches or even sounded him out.

"There's been no contact whatsoever with the agent or anyone. Nothing.

"He's scored a number of goals in Holland this season but is among a number of players that we've recorded and logged.

"But you never know, he might be here in July. I'm not saying it cannot happen but we've never made any contact. We're looking at a lot of players who we believe can help us improve."

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