Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has set his sights on Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car. Steven Gerrard is planning a massive overhaul for the summer with a number of players linked, most notably- Luiz Suarez.
Wolves and Newcastle United have shown interests in Duje Caleta-Car in recent season. Wolves had bid 13m for the defender earlier this season however the deal never went through. However, Villa are hoping to bring Caleta-Car to the Premier League. With Steven Gerrard at the wheel, It would be difficult for the talented defender to refuse.
West Ham United were close to signing Caleta-Car in the Winter transfer window however they failed to do so before deadline day. Caleta-Car had broken his silence over the failed move to West Ham earlier this season.
“Every transfer window, I’m involved. They take about me in the press, they say I’m going to leave, but I’m still here. There can be offers, but the three parties need to be in agreement. Each transfer window, I’m talked about, honestly, I’m tired of talking about it. I’ve been here for four years, I’m happy to be here. Yes, I’ve had interesting opportunities that didn’t go through, so when the moment comes, we’ll see, but I’m not thinking about it”.
Why Steven Gerrard is interested in Caleta-Car
Caleta-Car has been one of the best defenders in Ligue 1 in recent years. Caleta-Car has managed to keep seven clean sheets in 22 matches and has only conceded 17 goals in Ligue 1. Moreover, Many Top teams have shown interests in the defender. Liverpool almost managed to swoop in for Caleta-Car however they failed to materialize a move. Liverpool however settled for Konate instead. The recent failed transfer has infuriated the Marseille man and would be hoping for a move that finalizes in the Summer.
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