The Lowdown: Otavio profiled
Otavio is primarily a winger who can play anywhere in attack or even in a deeper midfield role. The 27-year-old has made 237 appearances for Porto after joining in 2014, contributing to 86 goals during that time.
The Portugal international has netted 38 goals during his entire club career so far and is valued at a career-high £27m by Transfermarkt, the highest number of any player at Porto, a club renowned for cashing in on top talents.
The Latest: Villa bid
Villa’s pending bid will also include €5m in add-ons for the player, who has a €40m release clause that expires on July 15.
Otavio at Villa Park?
Yes, why not!
No, not needed!
The Verdict: One in one out?
Steven Gerrard has a number of wingers on the books at Villa Park but is set to lose one in Trezeguet. The 27-year-old appears to be on the verge of joining Trabzonspor after a £4.25m fee was agreed between the two clubs.
Otavio, labelled as an ‘exciting’ forward by ESPN commentator Marc Lewis, could well be the man to come in to bolster Villa’s attacking ranks, and he’d certainly bring plenty of creativity after scoring five times and registering 14 assists in 2021/22.
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