In a recent report, Mucho Deporte claimed that Aston Villa are set to revive their interest in Sevilla ace Marcos Acuna this January. It has been stated that the Villans could move in for the Argentine full-back with the Andalusian club willing to entertain offers for the player in the upcoming winter transfer window.
Acuna’s Impressive Form In La Liga This Season
Acuna is having a promising season at the Spanish club after putting in a series of impressive displays on the left side of their defence. The Argentine sensation has picked up one assist in ten matches for Sevilla during this campaign in various competitions.
The 32-year-old has been a good performer at the centre of the park based on his average of 1.7 tackles, 0.6 interceptions, 0.9 clearances, 0.6 shots and 0.9 key passes per game in La Liga. He has even been accurate when distributing possession from midfield after completing 83% of his attempted passes in the Spanish top flight (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the Andalusian club will run out in the summer of 2025. Hence, Aston Villa will have to make a good offer if they want to bring Acuna to Villa Park next year.
Should Aston Villa Boss Unai Emery Snap Acuna Up This January?
Acuna is a tough-tackling defender who can time his challenges well to earn the ball back for his side inside his half. He usually clears the danger when needed and can shoot the ball with venom from long range.
The Argentine full-back can even orchestrate a few decent chances for his teammates from the left flank. Acuna is primarily a left-back but can also function as a left-winger if required. However, at 32, he has only got a handful of years left in him to play at a high level.
We can expect Acuna to bring more quality to Aston Villa head coach Unai Emery’s defence. He is good enough to provide some healthy competition for Lucas Digne at Villa Park in the short term. Thus, it makes sense for the West Midlands club to go all out to snap Acuna up when the transfer window reopens once again at the start of next year. However, it remains to be seen whether he can adjust to the physical side and high intensity of Premier League football.