Published: Sun, August 11, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Transfer: Dybala’s new club revealed after Man Utd, Spurs move collapse

Transfer: Dybala’s new club revealed after Man Utd, Spurs move collapse

IF they hadn't already then Aston Villa will soon realise that they are back in the big time when they run out at the sumptuous Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday evening.

As for Aston Villa it will be intriguing to see how they line up in North London after an active and ambitions Summer transfer splurge on 12 players which resulted in an outlay of over £100m. The deal would have broken Lillywhite's previous record, which is now held by Tanguy Ndombele only recently. "Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Premier League or Champions League".

Villa will be captained by long-term Spurs target Jack Grealish as the midfielder will lead his boyhood side out in front of a 62,000 crowd.

Linked to both Madrid clubs, the creative midfielder could still leave for LaLiga as the transfer window in Spain does not shut until September 2, consistent with France, Italy and Germany.

'I was disappointed with our second-half performance.

"When Tanguy got his goal it was full throttle until the end". Thankfully a couple of chances fell to me.

After the club-record signing of French global midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, the signings of Lo Celso and Sessegnon add some much-needed depth to a Spurs squad that had previously gone 18 months without a new recruit.

Starsport understands that barring any late hitches, he will join on loan for the season.

Spurs were shocked after just nine minutes of action in their Premier League opener as John McGinn drilled the ball past Hugo Lloris, having been played in by a long ball from Tyrone Mings.

Tottenham huffed and puffed and were far too slow in possession as Villa coped admirably before the break.

Eriksen so almost found the second goal as his magnificent free-kick forced a flying save out of keeper Heaton and you could feel the heat being turned up by Villa with each passing minute.

Villa keeper Tom Heaton made a great save to deny Davinson Sanchez but when the ball was fed back to Ndombele by Lucas Moura he picked out the corner of the goal.

Eriksen then nearly won the game with a free kick but for a sensational save from Heaton low to his right.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his satisfaction over the squad saying that the new arrivals will bring good energy and help them achieve things they want. "The first 45 minutes wasn't the best".

Pochettino added: "All situations are personal and always the decision has to be taken with a balance between football and business".

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