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Aston Villa could land Emery’s dream signing in Giovani Lo Celso

Having secured the appointment of Unai Emery, the rumour mill has instantly begun swirling around Aston Villa.

With his old players and the top talents from his old clubs being touted, one name emerges as a potential move that could benefit both clubs and the player involved in the deal.

Should Aston Villa sign Giovani Lo Celso?





Having excelled last season on loan at Villarreal, the Spanish manager opted to once again renew that deal and keep Giovani Lo Celso on a temporary basis.

Now that the 50-year-old has returned to English football, Spurs expert John Wenham has claimed that his first move in the market could be to reunite himself with the Argentine who has struggled at Tottenham Hotspur.

Having unloaded a reported £55.3m on the 26-year-old, it seems the Lilywhites are hoping to cut their losses, with a fee of just £15m now being touted.

Although he may have struggled in England, he has shown in his two stints in Spain the quality that demanded such a fee, as further supported by journalist David Cartlidge, who was baffled that nobody had moved to sign the “very, very special player” sooner.

Perhaps it will only take his former manager to unlock his potential in the Premier League.

He could provide the perfect partner to go alongside Leander Dendoncker, who was also signed in the summer and has impressed since coming into the first team.

Having featured 84 times for Spurs, he boasts plenty of experience in English football, despite the supposed lack of quality.

It was at Real Betis where he showed his true talents, however, with 16 goals and six assists from just 45 games.

When put in the right system, he can be a skilful yet tough midfielder with the capabilities to bag plenty of goals from deep.

Alongside the Belgian already at Villa Park, who is averaging 1.4 interceptions alongside an 86% pass accuracy, Lo Celso could provide the touch of class to partner him.

Following his exploits for the Yellow Submarine, in which he played a huge part in their Champions League success last season, he could be poised to be handed another chance to prove himself at this level.

On that run, he was particularly lauded for his performance to knock out Bayern Munich from the competition.

He was described as a “giant” and an “absolute figure” on the pitch, and with experiences such as this, he would walk into Villa with more know-how than most.

It could be the dream start to Emery’s reign at the club, by bringing in one of his favoured players for a cut-price deal.