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Aston Villa Want To Land This La Liga Winger: What Will He Bring To Villa Park?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, Fichajes mentioned that Aston Villa want to land Rayo Vallecano winger Isi Palazon. It has been claimed that the Villans are eyeing a move to secure the services of the Spanish wide player.

Palazon’s Impressive Run Of Form In Spanish Football

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a decent campaign in La Liga as he has managed to put in a series of fruitful displays on the right side of Vallecano’s attack. Palazon has found the back of the net on five occasions and earned four assists in 23 matches for the Spanish side this season on all fronts.

The Spanish sensation has given a good account of himself by averaging 2.4 shots, 1.7 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per game in La Liga. He has even been excellent when distributing the ball in the opponent’s half, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 81.8% in league football (stats via whoscored).

His current contract at Vallecano is set to run out in the summer of 2025. Thus, the Villans will have to make a sizable offer if they want to get Palazon on board at the end of this campaign.

Villa Park
Villa Park

What Will Palazon Bring To Aston Villa?

Palazon can engineer a yard of space for himself to get a few strikes in at goal. He has got the vision to create some inviting chances for his teammates in the final third and is a good dribbler with the ball at his feet. The Spanish sensation is primarily a right-sided winger but can also fill in on the left flank if asked to do so. He is a tidy passer of the ball as well and would be a good fit for Unai Emery’s brand of football at Villa Park.

We can expect Palazon to bring more goals and creativity to Aston Villa‘s frontline and increase competition for places within their match-day squad. He is good enough to become a regular starter at the West Midlands club as long as he can make a smooth transition to life in the Premier League.

Thus, Emery should focus on getting a deal over the line for Palazon when the transfer reopens later this year. At 28, he is playing in his prime at the moment and could help the Villans push for European football in the coming seasons. However, only time will tell whether Palazon can adapt to the physicality and high intensity of English football.

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