Aston Villa’s manager Steven Gerrard should look for a replacement for the injured Diego Carlos with Duje Ćaleta-Car. The English football club founded in 1874, is based in Aston, Birmingham. Aston Villa is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in England. Earlier, the Villa were at 14th last season, just 10 points above relegation. Also, the Villa had a difficult start to the new campaign. Early defeat against newly promoted AFC Bournemouth, followed by the successful 2-1 victory over Frank Lampard’s Everton.
Aston Villa manager and former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard joined Aston Villa in the midseason. Furthermore, Gerrard had some expert summer signing in the transfer window. Finally, things were on track for the Villa, after their victory over the Merseyside club Everton.
Will Steven Gerrard bring Caletta-Car for the injured Carlos in Aston Villa’s squad?
The 29-year-old Brazilian centre-back Diego Carlos was bought for £26m in the mid-summer transfer window from Sevilla. The Brazilian centre-back came into the squad with great expectation in the Aston villa’s defensive line. But somehow the Brazilian Carlos couldn’t live up to the manager’s expectations. In the second match, the centre-back has ruptured his Achilles tendon and now will undergo surgery. Moreover, the 29-year-old is out for 8 months from the squad. So, it has given rise for Villa’s manager to again step back into the transfer market and hunt for a replacement.
However, one target that appears before the Villa manager Gerrard should take another look at is Marseille defender Duje Caletta-Car. The 25-year-old Croatian centre-back, was an initial target in the earlier summer transfer window for the defense. Moreover, the French club Marseille are ready for the exit of the Croatian centre-back for £8.5m. Caletta-Car had a wonderful season at the French club Marseille winning 1.3 aerial duels, 0.8 tackles, and being dribbled past 0.1 times per game. Still only 25 years old, the Croatian centre-back has significant potential and now has caught selectors eyes all around the world.
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