The club captain has missed just Premier League fixtures during the current campaign and is now valued at a career-high £28.8m .
However, despite being a regular and seemingly at the top of his game, his Villa Park future is apparently up in the air.
Mings was name-checked as one of players who could leave ahead of Gerrard’s first full season in charge, and it looks as if a Premier League rival are now exploring a move.
The Latest: Newcastle interest
According to Mings is a £35m summer target for Newcastle, with Eddie Howe the man to sign the defender for Bournemouth back in 2015.
The report adds that Gerrard could be persuaded to green-light a big-money sale, providing he can bring in Joe Gomez from Liverpool, in what would be the Villans’ sale ever after Jack Grealish and Christian Benteke.
The 19-year-old eventually graduated to the U23’s and made 17 league appearances this season, scoring four and providing three assists, as well grabbing a goal and two assists against Burton Albion in the EFL Trophy. BirminghamLive reported in April that Newcastle had taken the youngster on trial where played 45 minutes against Middlesborough U23’s.
However, BerkshireLive have reported that Reading may ‘make a move’ for Abldeen-Goodridge this summer, having also featured as a trialist for the Royals. After his short spell in the north east, the former Wimbledon prospect featured in two games for Noel Hunt’s U23 side, playing the full 90 minutes in the latter as a left winger.
Reading managed to avoid relegation from the Championship this season, despite accepting a six-point deduction after breaching the EFL’s profit and sustainability rules. Though the club’s financial situation means that manager Paul Ince currently has nine senior players on the books and is only able to sign free agents and loan players.
This has led to the claim that Reading could ‘look to move’ for Villa forward Abldeen-Goodridge this summer. BerkshireLive suggest that the forward would be used as part of the club’s U23 side, with first team forwards Lucas Joao, George Puscas and Yakou Meite still under contract.