Aston Villa have been linked to midfielder Matias Vecino over the last few weeks, but the latest news suggests a move will not happen.
The latest on Vecino
Inter manager Antonio Conte spoke about the midfielder and said (via Birmingham Mail): “He is working separately, he is integrating (back into the team) and it will take some time, but you know as I said in the past that there will be no entries or exits (in January).
“Therefore, when he is well, he will be reinstated in the team and will be part of the group in all respects.”
Champions League experience
The £10.80m-valued midfielder has 28 goals and 21 assists across his career, including having experience in the Champions League this season. Despite it looking, on paper, like a good deal as Villa would be picking up someone from a huge Italian side like Inter, the signing would probably not be a good one.
The Uruguayan is 29 but is yet to feature for the Serie A side this season. This is due to a knee injury that he suffered during the last campaign – the last thing Dean Smith needs is an ageing player with injury problems.
So, while the latest news to emerge from Milan is certainly a blow to the Villains’ chances of making this signing, it may not be a bad thing in the long term.
In other news: Gregg Evans backed Villa to land this star instead of Josh King, find out more here.
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