Birmingham news 'Better than he is' - Diego Carlos has point to prove after Aston Villa transfer PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as Diego Carlos is questioned after his move from Sevilla

Birmingham news 'Better than he is' - Diego Carlos has point to prove after Aston Villa transfer PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as Diego Carlos is questioned after his move from Sevilla

Birmingham news  'Better than he is' - Diego Carlos has point to prove after Aston Villa transfer PremierLeague-News.Com
21 June 2022 - 17:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Aston Villa centre-back Diego Carlos has been given a point to prove, ahead of his debut season in the Premier League. The Brazilian became Steven Gerrard’s third signing of the summer after Villa agreed a fee in the region of £26million with Sevilla for the defender. Carlos spent three years with the Spanish club, where he lifted the Europa League trophy in 2020. Having been a key part of Julen Lopetegui’s side, the 29-year-old attracted interest from Newcastle in January but the Magpies were reportedly priced out of a move, with Sevilla still in the race for the La Liga title. However, despite making 34 league appearances as Sevilla reached the Champions League spots, Carlos has faced doubts about his ability to perform consistently at the elite level. READ MORE: Aston Villa set to beat Manchester United and Liverpool to 'crazy' transfer READ MORE: Barcelona's latest Philippe Coutinho mistake as Aston Villa profit from £600m boost “He is maybe a Terry Butcher in reverse. One of those centre-backs that looks better than he is,” Brazilian football expert Tim Vickery told Sky Sports, as reported by HITC . “Terry Butcher played three World Cups without any mistakes. He was much better than people gave him credit for; Diego Carlos has those moments where he is the king of the hill, but I worry about the mistakes.” When making his assessment, Vickery also questioned why the former Sevilla man had yet to make his senior debut for Brazil, despite being called up in the past and winning Olympic gold with his country. “I think he alternates when he’s classy and imperious, with howlers when he is reckless – he’s really proactive and may well pick up cards,” he said.

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. One of the over-aged players, it’s interesting that they haven’t promoted him. He made a few mistakes in that competition as well. “They have promoted a number of players. With the senior squad, Gabriel of Arsenal has leapfrogged above him. Brazil have a wonderful crop of centre-backs, but they are saying ‘we don’t think you are quite there’.” The journalist did admit that the majority of Carlos’ career had been played away from Brazil, having previously played for Estoril in Portugal and French side Nantes. Villa will hope that the defender can prove any doubters wrong next term, while the deal has been hailed as a coup for Steven Gerrard ’s side by Spanish football pundits Having played on the left-side of a defensive two for Sevilla, it remains to be seen who Steven Gerrard will pick as his first-choice centre-back pairing next season. Villa captain Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa and Calum Chambers are among those in contention., while Kortney Hause is a further option at Gerrard's disposal Who do you expect to be Villa’s first-choice centre-backs next season? Let us know in the comments section. READ NEXT: Aston Villa urged to avoid Liverpool transfer mistake after Steven Gerrard decision Aaron Ramsey can save Aston Villa millions in the transfer window The 19 Aston Villa players Steven Gerrard expected to be without for start of pre-season training Aston Villa poised for £20million cash injection as Steven Gerrard plots new signings Win a family set of retro kits with our new Football Shirt Obsessions newsletter

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