Andreas Weimann: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

Peter Brownell@pbnoregard11Contributor IMay 22, 2013

Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann is among many players being tipped with a possible transfer in the summer window. 

Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the Austrian international, along with a few hints as to where he might be playing next summer.


Age: 21

Contract Situation: Weimann started with Aston Villa in 2010 and is under contract until the end of June 2014. 

Career Stops: Aston Villa (2010-current), Watford (loan, 2011-current).

Current Campaign: English Premier League—30 games, seven goals, four assists; League Cup—six games, four goals, one assist; FA Cup—two games, one goal, one assist; World Cup Qualifiers—three games, one assist.


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Scouting Guide

Weimann is a striker who plays as a right-winger for the English Premier League side Aston Villa and the Austrian national team team.

He is a very powerful player and can score from both outside the box and from close range.  Weimann is excellent at finding gaps in oppositions' back lines and moves off the ball with purpose. 

His strength allows him to hold off defenders, and he is capable of scoring with one touch.  He is fearless when attacking the goal and can serve as an outside midfielder if necessary.  


Where Next?

A few highly regarded clubs are interested in the signature of Andreas Weimann. 

First up are Inter Milan, who, according to Sky Sports, have expressed intrigue in the striking capabilities of the young Austrian. 

Then, according to the Mirror, there are slew of clubs keeping tabs on Weimann's contract status with Villa in the hopes that they could step in should the two parties become unable to make a deal. 

They include the likes of Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle. 

Obviously, playing for a Champions League finalist would be an appetizing move for one of the bright Premier League stars, but the lore of Inter Milan could draw Weimann to Italy.