Aston Villa defender Diego Carlos is set to miss out on at least six months of the season after an injury. Carlos picked up an injury in Villa’s 2-1 victory over Everton last Saturday. In a major blow to Villa, the centre back will undergo surgery which will keep him out for at least six months. Villa boss Steven Gerrard has expressed his concerns after losing an important player to injury this season. Understandably, now Villa are looking to sign a replacement for the player before the window shuts
Diego Carlos arrived at Villa Park from Sevilla earlier this summer. He has already solidified himself as a starting member of the squad. The player started both of Villa’s games this season against Bournemouth and Everton. Following the injury, Carlos will start his rehabilitation program once he has had his surgery. As such, only Konsa, Mings, and Callum Chambers are available as options for center-back roles at Villa Park. Now, Steven Gerrard will look to bring in a replacement on a short-term basis to cover for Carlos while he is out.
Villa’s supposed replacements for Carlos
There are two players that Villa have expressed a desire to sign this summer. One of the players is Attila Szalai, a Hungarian defender who plays for Fenerbache. According to Fanatik, Villa are assessing its options to make a bid for the player over the next two weeks. The Hungarian international was attracting a lot of attention this season, mainly from Chelsea, who were linked with a move for the player. An offer from Chelsea has not arrived but an offer from Villa might materialize soon.
The other player that Villa have expressed an interest in is Marseille defender Duje Caleta Car. Aston Villa have already made an offer for the player to Marseille. Moreover, Marseille are ready to give the green light to the deal if a fee worth £10 million materializes for the defender. The player was an unused substitute in Marseille’s opening Ligue 1 fixtures. Moreover, the 26 year old26-year-old has less than 12 months remaining on his contract which means Marseille could cash in on him.
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