Aston Villa are keen to sign Marc Pubill from Levante and have already opened talks with the Segunda division side for the right-back.
According to Deportes Cope Valencia, Aston Villa have held talks with Levante for their right-back Marc Pubill. The Segunda division side want €5 million for the 20-year-old Spanish defender, with the Villans looking to pay slightly less.
The fact that Unai Emery wants to pay less came from other reports covering the story. There are reasons for the same, as Marc Pubill is not an established La Liga player. He broke into the Levante side aged 18 and has made 42 appearances.
Neither is he seen as an attacking threat from right-back, which is probably why Emery wants to pay less than the money demanded. Pubill certainly has the potential to become a solid full-back in the future, and the widespread interest of La Liga sides like Sevilla attests to that idea.
Emery remains open to making more additions to his solid-looking Aston Villa side this summer. The Spanish manager wanted high-quality players, and Aston Villa have successfully signed Pau Torres from Villarreal and Youri Tielemans on a free transfer.
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Meanwhile, their latest signing, Moussa Diaby, is considered a major coup for Villa considering the other sides interested in the French winger. Emery might now look to add more to his backline, with quality in depth the major issue.
The right-back position is not bustling with super quality, with Matty Cash and Calum Chambers being their current option. The other flank seems secured with solid players. But with the UEFA Europa Conference League to play next season, Emery might want another player.
For the price and decent experience, Pubill seems a good addition. The 20-year-old Spanish defender has played key games for Levante and could fit right in. However, the competition from other La Liga sides and Aston Villa’s current reluctance to meet their asking price might have an impact.
In any case, Villa might hold further talks with Levante to find an agreement for the right-back. The Spanish Segunda side might look to get the best possible deal in this scenario. But overall, they can stay relaxed as the player still has three years left on his current deal.