Aston Villa were forced to take an unexpected turn in their search for a left-back after negotiations to sign Marcos Acuna fell through. The Argentine, who appears to be close to a move to the English club, will ultimately not make the trip to Birmingham as the two parties disagree over transfer numbers.
Faced with this situation, Aston Villa have turned their attention to another player to strengthen their left-back position. The chosen one is Nuno Tavares, current Arsenal defender. The Portuguese footballer stood out on loan at Marseille last season but has been sidelined at Arsenal with the presence of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kieran Tierney in the same position.
Aston Villa forget Acuña and hint at another left-back
Nuno Tavares’ arrival at Aston Villa represents an opportunity for the young winger who is looking for more playing time and a chance to prove himself in the Premier League. At Villa Park, Tavares could compete with Álex Moreno for the position, while the club are closely monitoring developments regarding Lucas Digne’s situation in the transfer market.
So far, talks between Aston Villa and Arsenal are in the early stages, with minimal rapprochement but no concrete offer on the table. The outcome of this potential transfer will largely depend on the player’s decision and the terms agreed between the clubs.
The transfer market remains unpredictable and Aston Villa’s realignment shows that when looking for reinforcements you have to adapt to the circumstances and explore different options. Villa fans will be keeping an eye on how this story unfolds as the club look to strengthen their squad for next season.