Aston Villa appear to be closing in on signing Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car.
The Lowdown: Diego Carlos injury
Steven Gerrard was handed a nightmare injury blow over the weekend, with summer signing Diego Carlos rupturing his Achilles tendon in the 2-1 win against Everton.
It appears that NSWE want to act fast over a potential replacement and it looks as if Caleta-Car, who has been linked with a move to Villa Park in recent months, could become the club’s sixth signing of the summer.
The Latest: Packing his bags
So Foot shared a story shortly after the news broke on Carlos on Monday, name-checking Caleta-Car.
They were told that the Croatia international ‘has already packed his bags to join his mate Boubacar Kamara’ in the Midlands.
Caleta-Car at Villa Park?
Yes, no brainer!
Not too bothered!
The Verdict: Good news
It’s good to see that the club are willing to act quickly in the market following Carlos’ serious injury, and Caleta-Car could be a shrewd replacement if he comes in.
Dubbed an ‘excellent player’ by talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook, Caleta-Car has plenty of experience in Ligue 1 and the Austrian Bundesliga, so he should be able to provide strong competition for Gerrard’s available centre-backs.
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