Steven Gerrard made exciting statements about Aston Villa’s new signings Boubacar Kamara and Diego Carlos.
He explained to the media how these players had offers from big elite Champions League teams but still signed for Villa in this transfer window. The Liverpool legend went on to elaborate about how he was able to visit the players personally.
After visiting them he explained Villa and his plan with the club for this season which convinced them to sign for the East Midlands club. BirminghamLive asked Gerrard if he had locked the players in a room. This came in response after the 42-year-old had joked about doing the same with Cameron Archer.
”Sort of, sort of! No, listen, we had the opportunity to get in front of both players and we had the opportunity to sell our vision of the club to really let them know where we want to go and how ambitious we want to be.”
“They’re the type of players that we were looking for to recruit and bring in. There was no point in me trying to recruit players that were going to make us stand still and I didn’t want to recruit players just to add to the numbers. I wanted to make players that were good enough for the XI, to make a difference.”
What did Steven Gerrard have to say about the new signings?
Gerrard speaking to the media ahead of their clash against Manchester United said:
“They’ve settled really quick, they’ve shown their ability. They’ve shown their character and, more importantly, they’re here to win.”
“They’re here to settle into the group very much as team players. Diego’s going to be a really big man and a leader for us at the back. You can see that straight away and Kamara’s going to give us style, he’s going to give us a passing range that I didn’t feel we had.”
“Both players have played at a level where they know what winning matches is all about. They’ve played in European games, international competitions, so I’m delighted to have them both but it can’t stop here.”
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