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Look at him now: Carles Gil after leaving Aston Villa

Look at him now: Carles Gil after leaving Aston Villa

It might be fair to say Carles Gil’s time at Aston Villa will have largely been forgettable.

The Spaniard was brought to Villa Park when Paul Lambert splashed out £3.78million to sign him from Valencia in the January of 2015, per Transfermarkt.

The playmaker did manage to come up with the odd wonder-goal for the club, with strikes against Sunderland and Leicester City being memorable, however, that can not be said about much of his time at the club.

Making just 34 appearances for the club, he quickly fell out of favour under Tim Sherwood and was shipped back out to his homeland and joined Deportivo La Coruna.


Gil managed to make a number of appearances for the club during his original loan spell before they extend their agreement for an extra year with an obligation to purchase the player.

However, his second year in the north of Spain could not have gone far worse for the player once touted to be an exciting midfielder.

As Deportivo struggled to retain their place in La Liga, coupled with the arrival of Clarence Seedorf as the new manager, Gil played just six minutes for the Dutch legend.

And, it appears he is still struggling to recover from his rather difficult spell in the Midlands.

Still only 26-years-old, Gil has recently been snapped up by New England Revolution as their franchise record-signing, reportedly for a fee thought to be around $2m, per The Boston Globe.

The MLS outfit, who are managed by former Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel, are understood to have given him a ‘multi-year deal’ and believe he is in his prime.

The Villans may not be missing Gil based on the limited performances he had during his time in England, however, if he were to find the form he was expected to produce in America, he could have been the exact type of player they need to get out of the Championship.

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