ASTON VILLA

Darren Bent says 27-year old Aston Villa man is going under the radar this season

Darren Bent has given his judgement on one Aston Villa defender. Bent believes that Villa man Pau Torres is going under the radar so far this season. Unai Emery’s side is soaring high in the Premier League and are serious contenders for the title.

Only a few may have an idea of this heroic from Birmingham side that too after a 5-1 loss to Newcastle in the first game of the season. Torres made his Aston Villa debut on that day at St James’ Park, coming on just after the half-hour mark due to the serious injury sustained by Tyrone Mings.

It was expected that it will take some time for the Spanish to settle down with the pace of English league. However, the coach and the player made it work very quickly given they worked together at Villarreal as well. Bent was speaking to TalkSPORT highlighting the signings of the season.

Cole Palmer was a man of discussion due to his impact on the Blues. And while listing off some others, Bent claims the underrated work rate of the Villa man. He said,

Palmer is, but there’s been a few who’ve been really good signings this season. Don’t get me wrong, what he’s done this season has been fantastic. But listen, we forgot about James Maddison, van de Ven, centre-halve for Spurs, even Vicario, the goalkeeper, been good. Now Declan Rice has been brilliant for Arsenal.

Szoboszlai, he was unbelievable for Liverpool. Kudus, West Ham, he would be my one. And someone who’s probably gone under the radar who people haven’t really spoken about, Pau Torres. He has been exceptional by the way.”

Aston Villa made only a handful but solid transfers in the summers. They went from a relegation battlers to title contenders in a season. It still feels too soon for Villa to get across the line – and that may perhaps be exactly how Villa want to be viewed right now. There is certainly the opportunity to achieve something very special this season.

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