In a recent report, Fichajes claimed that Aston Villa are preparing a move for Villarreal midfielder Yeremy Pino next year. It is understood that the Villans are showing interest in recruiting the Spanish youngster.
Pino’s Impressive Rise At Estadio de la Cerámica
Pino has caught the eye at times with his performances for the Yellow Submarine this season but has struggled to find consistency with his contributions in the final third. The 20-year-old has found the back of the net once and grabbed one assist in 14 matches for Villarreal during this campaign across all fronts.
The Las Palmas-born talent has given a good account of himself by averaging 1.6 tackles, 0.6 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 0.8 shots, 0.5 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. He has even been accurate with his ball distribution after making 79.9% of his attempted passes in the top tier of Spanish football (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at Estadio de la Cerámica is set to expire in the summer of 2027. Hence, it won’t be easy for the Villans to land him on the cheap next year.
Is Yeremy Pino The Right Choice For Aston Villa Boss Unai Emery?
Pino usually works hard defensively and is versatile enough to play anywhere across the frontline. He is primarily a right-sided wide player but can also fill in as a left-winger or play as a centre-forward if his manager asks him to do so.
The Spanish whizkid can strike the ball well from long range and is proficient at making a few dangerous runs with the ball in the final third.
We can expect Pino to add more firepower to Unai Emery‘s attack at the West Midlands club and increase competition for places within his match-day squad. Thus, the Villans should focus on trying everything they can to get a deal done for Pino in the not-too-distant future as the youngster has got the potential to become a success story at Villa Park in the long run.
However, only time will tell whether he can make a smooth transition to life in Premier League football. Either way, the pros outweigh the cons of recruiting him which is why Emery should prioritize on getting him on board soon.