Aston Villa are spearheading the transfer market under manager Steven Gerrard. The Villans have already closed three deals and are looking for more. The club completed Philippe Coutinho’s signing on a permanent basis after the attacker impressed on loan from FC Barcelona. However, Aston Villa paid a massive knocked-down fee of just £18 million for the former Liverpool star. Further on, Boubacar Kamara’s transfer followed Coutinho’s as Villa signed the talented midfielder for free from Marseille. And most recently, the club has agreed on a deal for Sevilla center-back Diego Carlos.
Fabrizio Romano now reports that Villa are ready to trigger the buy option to sign Olsen from Roma. According to the Italian journalist, the Roma keeper has a £3 million buy-clause in his current loan deal. Romano said,
“Aston Villa are getting closer to find full agreement with AS Roma on Robin Olsen deal. Buy option clause for €3.5m expected to be triggered soon, as Aston Villa want to keep Olsen at the club. Talks in progress, the deal could be completed soon.”
Robin Olsen is no new to English football despite playing just one game for Villa this season. The Swede has spent loan spells at Everton and Sheffield United before joining Villa. He made 11 appearances for the Toffees in the 2020/21 season and played as many for Sheffield United in the EFL Championship. Moreover, Olsen has a massive 30 games in European competitions with 18 in the Champions League and 12 in the Europa.
No wonder why Steven Gerrard is keen on completing the transfer of the ‘keeper for Aston Villa. Gerrard wants to fight for the European places and Olsen’s experience could prove crucial for the Clarets and Blues. Nonetheless, with £44 million spent so far in the market, Villa are taking huge strides under its manager.
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