Aston Villa-bound Mateu Alemany is reportedly keen to reunite with Barcelona star Andreas Christensen at Villa Park.
According to Fichajes, Aston Villa-bound Mateu Alemany is keen for the Midlands club to sign Barcelona star and Danish international Andreas Christensen in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Alemany is set to join Aston Villa in the coming months and appears to be preparing plans for the Premier League side’s recruitment strategy. The 60-year-old has three players he is keen to sign, including Christensen.
The 27-year-old moved to Barcelona from Chelsea last summer but took his time to become a regular at Spotify Camp Nou. His contract in Catalonia runs until the summer of 2026. But the Blaugrana could cash in to balance their books.
Barcelona are keen to re-sign Lionel Messi but will need to clear up cap space to secure the Argentine’s signature. Even if Messi were to take a pay cut, Barcelona’s poor financials leaves them with no other choice.
Christensen is far from indispensable and can be cut for the right price. The Dane has vast experience playing in England from his time at Chelsea and should have no problems acclimatising to the English game.
Unai Emery is putting together a solid squad at Villa Park. But the centre-back roster could do with reinforcements. Ezri Konsa and Tyrone Mings are both error-prone, while Diego Carlos has had to sit on the bench since returning from injury. Calum Chambers is far from a formidable presence, and there can be little argument that Christensen is much better than any of the options on Villa’s books.
The Dane, whose market value is €30 million, is solid in the air and technically proficient with the ball at his feet. He should suit Emery’s system to a tee and should make Villa a more formidable side. However, they will face competition from Manchester United. who are also keen on Christensen’s services.
Also Read: Aston Villa: The Unai Emery gamble is about to reap European rewards
The Red Devils should give him a chance to win trophies and also play in the UEFA Champions League, something Aston Villa just cannot put on the table just yet. But Villa will hope that Alemany’s personal touch can swing the transfer tussle in their favour. The Dane could prove to be a key cog in Emery’s plans going forward.
Leave a Reply