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Aston Villa combating to signal “particular” £30m prodigy to interchange Ramsey


Aston Villa defied expectations to safe a top-four Premier League end this season, however Unai Emery should maintain the assumption that a few of the division’s struggling giants will get pleasure from resurgences subsequent yr.

As such, switch recruitment should be unerring, with Champions League soccer requiring added firepower and boosted high quality to juggle the pressure of competitors throughout 4 totally different fronts.

Ross Barkley is closing on a switch to Villa Park, however he is not the one midfielder on Monchi’s radar, with a prodigious expertise now being lined up.

Villa ship scouts for touted expertise

In keeping with Caught Offside, Villa have despatched scouts to observe Want Doue in motion for Stade Rennais this season, with the French Ligue 1 outfit valuing the 18-year-old – who is claimed to have been the topic of talks with Arsenal – at €35m (£30m).

Rennes midfielder Desire Doue

That mentioned, a bunch of high European sides – together with Manchester United and Actual Madrid – are additionally longing for his signature and Emery might want to battle tooth and nail to get this one over the road.

Want Doue’s season in numbers

Final season, a 17-year-old Doue began 11 matches – scoring three objectives – within the French high flight and was hailed by expertise scout Jacek Kulig as “one of many leaders of an amazing French era.”

This season, the teen’s meteoric rise has seen him eclipse already lofty expectations to start out 17 Ligue 1 matches and clinch 4 objectives and 4 assists apiece, rising into his pores and skin as a versatile attacking midfielder and growing a powerful and assorted array of skills.

Want Doue: Ligue 1 Stats 23/24



Matches performed


Matches began






Move completion


Massive probabilities created


Key passes per recreation


Ball recoveries per recreation


Dribbles per recreation

2.1 (67%)

Duels gained per recreation

5.1 (52%)

Stats through Sofascore

Furthermore, Doue ranks among the many high 7% of positional friends throughout Europe’s high 5 leagues over the previous yr for progressive passes, the highest 6% for profitable take-ons, the highest 15% for tackles, the highest 6% for interceptions and the highest 3% for blocks per 90, as per FBref.

His inborn athleticism and ease in development makes him the right participant to diversify the Villan assault, tenacious and strong sufficient to successfully add to the defensive efforts, whereas blessed with technical prowess to see him pick his friends abounding forward of him with horrifying high quality.

Doue been hailed as a “particular” prospect by analyst Ben Mattinson and it is hardly tough to discern why, with the Frenchman nurturing a really unbelievable talent set that may solely bloom because the years go by.

And it is for that reason that Emery and Monchi should throw the kitchen sink and safe his providers, together with his left-sided proclivity and dynamic method probably making him the right alternative for Jacob Ramsey, who has attracted consideration from Liverpool, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur lately amid rising considerations that Villa would possibly must money in to remain in keeping with profitability and sustainability guidelines.

Jacob Ramsey for Aston Villa

Ramsey is a gifted and multi-functioning participant however he normally finds a house down the left flank, although contemplating that he additionally performs properly within the centre of the park, Doue would mark not solely the right alternative however truly an enormous improve.

The 22-year-old would fetch a determine as excessive as £50m and has been blighted by accidents this season, beginning eight occasions within the league and having been absent because the early days of March.

Provided that Ramsey has solely scored one objective and equipped two assists final season, averaging 0.7 key passes and a couple of.6 profitable duels per recreation, as per Sofascore, it may be time to money in, particularly if promoting opens up area for a precocious prospect in Doue.


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