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Aston Villa considering a move for Villarreal winger Alex Baena

Aston Villa are displaying a strong interest in acquiring the services of Alex Baena, a notable member of Villarreal‘s offensive lineup.

Baena boasts an impressive record of 111 appearances for Villarreal, during which he found the back of the net 19 times and contributed with 28 assists.

Furthermore, Baena has represented Spain on the international stage, making appearances in 2 matches and scoring a goal.

Alex Baena
Alex Baena

Reports suggest that Aston Villa, as indicated by reliable sources, is seriously contemplating the activation of Baena’s release clause in the upcoming months.

Manager Unai Emery, who leads the Claret and Blue squad, holds firsthand experience in overseeing Baena’s growth and development during their time together at Villarreal. Emery is eager for a reunion with the player, eyeing the upcoming season in England.

Aston Villa are reportedly preparing a bid of €60 million to secure Baena’s services.

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Of significant note is Baena’s inclination towards reuniting with former manager Emery, indicating his eagerness to once again work under his guidance.

The possibility of joining Aston Villa presents an appealing prospect for Baena, particularly given Emery’s influence.

Baena’s prowess as one of La Liga’s top assist providers adds another layer of allure to the prospect of a move to Aston Villa, enhancing the club’s attacking capabilities and bolstering their ambitions for success.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa

As discussions continue to unfold between the involved parties, the footballing world eagerly awaits the outcome of Aston Villa’s pursuit of Alex Baena, anticipating the potential impact his arrival could have on the Premier League landscape.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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