Steven Gerrad looking forward to making sure he lands his target ahead of premier league kisk Off.
Aston Villa’s pursuit of Ludwig Augustinsson during the summer transfer window has received a significant update…
What’s being said?
According to Italian writer Fabrizio Romano, the club and the Swedish international have reached an agreement to join each other before the 2022–23 season.
He tweeted: “Aston Villa and Sevilla have struck a signing deal for Ludwig Augustinsson as their new left defender. Deal is now in place, and I’ve been told it’s a loan move with a buy option. #AVFC Final elements must still be worked out on the player’s side for the transaction to close.
The fullback will join Philippe Coutinho, Boubacar Kamara, Robin Olsen, and Diego Carlos as the summer’s fifth addition.
This news will excite Villa supporters since it means that the team has finally signed a replacement for Matt Targett, who left for Newcastle earlier in the transfer window.
Now that he will have competition for a spot on the team, Lucas Digne and the other player will likely work harder to advance.
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This can be a very wise approach since it will encourage healthy competition for the starting spot in the back four and offer Steven Gerrard a welcome selection dilemma.
Although Augustinsson started nine games for Sevilla last season, he had previously shown his talent for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.
He has an outstanding SofaScore rating of 7.14 during the German top division’s 2020–21 season. He made an amazing 1.8 critical passes per game while starting 21 games, totaling four assists.
In recent Nations League encounters for his nation, the jewel again attracted the eye. He played in three games for Sweden and averaged an incredible rating of 7.43 while recording 3.3 tackles, one interception, and winning 78% of his one-on-one matches.
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These numbers indicate that the 28-year-old can be a top performer for Villa since he can have an influence from left-back at both ends of the field.
Even if he is not chosen as the starting quarterback and does not play every week in the Premier League, his presence will be crucial to prevent Digne from growing complacent.
Fans will thus be excited about the potential loan agreement for the Swedish full-back and happy that the team is prepared to improve the depth of their roster in front of the upcoming season.