Report: Aston Villa staff think they've signed an absolute bargain this summer, really proud of themselves
Villa believe the fee they’ve paid for Carlos is a bargain, despite the defender already being 29 years old, especially as Champions League clubs were chasing his signature.
The defender has already impressed Gerrard and his staff off the pitch, being named as one of the club’s vice captains ahead of the start of the season.
Both of Bournemouth’s goals on Saturday came as a result of crosses into the box not being dealt with, and although Carlos wasn’t directly responsible in either situation, these are scenarios centre-backs have to deal with.
Gerrard has already faced criticism for his selection choices at the back, with Paul McGrath insisting that Villa’s number five needs to start this weekend.
Villa proud of Diego Carlos deal
The Burnley centre-half was a free agent, and would have cost much less than Diego Carlos, although he eventually chose to join Everton.
The Brazilian is a level above Tarkowski though, boasting international and continental experience.
Although they’ve had a shaky start to the season, Villa are one of a number of teams who will be looking to disrupt the sides who normally qualify for Europe.
A player of Diego Carlos’ stature raises the levels of everyone around him, and sets the standards in training and matches, and it’s no surprise Aston Villa are proud of getting this deal done.
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