Aston Villa are reportedly occupied with Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, as new supervisor Steven Gerrard appears to place his stamp on the aspect with a participant he loves.
Aston Villa’s fortunes have modified considerably over the previous yr. The aspect completed eleventh within the Premier League final season, however began this marketing campaign in a much less promising vogue.
The poor begin, which noticed Villa rack up simply 10 factors from 11 video games was sufficient to pressure Dean Smith out of the membership.
Nevertheless, changing Smith with Gerrard exhibits an air of ambition. Certainly, Gerrard begun his reign in fashion, defeating Brighton 2-0 at Villa Park on the weekend.
The supervisor might be eager on recruiting some star names to the aspect to proceed on the correct path. As such, Villa are reported to be occupied with Spain worldwide Pau Torres, per Sport Witness.
Gerrard is claimed to be ‘in love with’ the centre-back, and as such is eager on bringing him to England. The Spaniard has additionally been described as ‘extraordinary’.
Defensive woes are obvious at Villa this season. The aspect have conceded 20 objectives within the Premier League, one of many highest tallies of any workforce.
Moreover, there have been fixed modifications of the centre-back partnership. Every of Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa, Kourtney Hause and Axel Tuanzebe have began in some unspecified time in the future this season.
After all, Gerrard will work out his most popular partnership the longer he spends with the squad. If the supervisor just isn’t proud of how some gamers carry out, changing them might definitely reap rewards in his quest to climb the desk.
Certainly, Torres appears a really competent defender, 16 caps for Spain spotlight his expertise and promise. Nevertheless, the Spaniard turned down Tottenham in the summertime, as he needs to play Champions League soccer.
Spurs stay eager now Conte is on the helm. Nevertheless, he seems extra more likely to flip his attentions to former membership Inter Milan as he seeks a brand new defender.
Torres has additionally been topic to curiosity from Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis. As such, Villa could battle to lure the 24-year-old to the membership, and could also be compelled to pursue different avenues.
That stated, the report claims Gerrard is planning an formidable method and so they look a extra possible suitor than Tottenham.
Gerrard happy with Villa chief
Because the supervisor’s arrival on the membership, he has had restricted time to get to know his squad. Regardless of that, he’s impressed with Ashley Younger, who he performed with for England.
“I do know Ashley extraordinarily effectively and he’s been completely excellent since we walked by means of the door. Not simply on the coaching pitch however his management and standard-setting,” he stated.
“We see gamers like him as an outer-layer of the employees, for those who like, who actually assist us when we have to lean on him.”
Certainly, Younger’s expertise at Villa, amongst different golf equipment stands him in good stead as a pacesetter. What’s extra, his spectacular efficiency, together with an help in opposition to Brighton, exhibits he nonetheless has star high quality on the sphere.