Sunday People journalist Neil Moxley believes the signing of Marcos Acuna would be a mistake by Aston Villa given that Unai Emery already has two left-backs at the club.
The World Cup winner was linked with a transfer to Villa Park over the summer amid the uncertain future of Lucas Digne but the move never materialised and in the meantime, the French full-back has stepped up for Emery.
It is uncertain if Aston Villa will make a move for Acuna again in January and Moxley believes that Emery already has two adequate options at left-back, so it is a transfer that wouldn’t make a lot of sense.
However, the journalist adds that if Digne was to eventually depart the club, then bringing in Acuna would be a smart move.
Moxley spoke to GIVEMESPORT about Villa’s left-back situation: “No, not really [can’t see Villa signing Acuna]. I think Lucas Digne, when he actually concentrates on his defensive duties, is a pretty good option for him. He did actually prefer Moreno, he obviously brought him in. So, you know, you would think that when Moreno is actually fit again, that he would be the first preferred choice.
“And I just think that the Argentinian at the age of 31 probably would be a little bit of an unnecessary signing. If Digne was to move on, and they were to get good money, possibly, but I just don’t see them bringing in a third player for that position without one of the two guys who are there already moving on.”