Premier League News: Aston Villa has signed Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara, beating out Premier League and La Liga clubs.
After stating he would not be signing an extension at the Stade Velodrome, the 22-year-old was available on a free transfer. United and Atletico Madrid had been connected with Kamara in the past. However, Steven Gerrard’s side have now confirmed that he has signed a five-year contract with Villa Park.
“I am thrilled that we have been able to attract one of Europe’s most promising young talents,” Gerrard stated. We have a very clear plan to strengthen our squad, and Bouba is a key component of that.”
Kamara was just called up to the French national squad for the first time. He claimed that working with the renowned former Liverpool captain was an easy option.
Premier League News: What did Kamara say?
“I knew Aston Villa was for me after meeting with Steven, Christian, and Johan in my home. Their ambition and drive to succeed are similar to me. He told the club’s official website, “I can’t wait for pre-season to start.”
Kamara joins Philippe Coutinho, who has already signed for the ambitious Midlands club. The club is trying to challenge for European spots next season after flirting with relegation this season.
Any fears about sliding into the Championship were swiftly dispelled when Gerrard arrived. The former Rangers manager led them to a comfortable 14th place finish.
United need a Central Defensive Midfielder
United’s need for a defensive centre midfielder is obvious, with the impending departures of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba further depleting an already thin position.
Ralf Rangnick’s terrible spell as interim manager came to an end with a defeat at Crystal Palace on the penultimate day, and he told new manager Erik ten Hag that he will need to buy players to restore harmony at a fractured Old Trafford.
Ten Hag will be officially introduced as United’s new manager on Sunday, and Rangnick has instructed him exactly who he has to sign in his first window in charge.
What did Rangnick say?
“There is a problem with team spirit. “I believe this team might benefit from more cohesion and unity on the field,” the German explained.
“It’s also critical that when we think about new players – when the board and the manager think about new players – that we make sure they’re not only guys with the ability to strengthen the squad, but also players who will invest in the team spirit.”