Given the current lull in the 2019/20 fixture list, most Aston Villa fans have been left twiddling their thumbs as proper news is thin on the ground, and there’s only so much transfer speculation I can stomach. Although the campaign hasn’t been completed and we have plenty of future questions to answer on a survival or relation front, it is a decent time to assess how our summer signings have begun settling and on social media this week, it was the turn of Zimbabwean international midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba.
Having joined from Club Brugge for £11million, the 26-year-old has had a mixed season so far. 23 starting appearances with a few substitute showings through in, have largely shown us the best and worst of his game so far, but he certainly likes a tackle and when he’s settled properly, he can definitely improve on a consistency front.
Has Nakamba Given You Hope For The Future?
Yes, But Needs To Improve
No, Needs Massive Improvement
Too Early To Judge Still
Vital Villa’s Marvelous Nakamba Forum Thread
Having stepped up more in the second half of the campaign, as he more adjusted to the Premier League, he started winning fans over and showing his reliability and he even came in for praise from Alan Hutton.
It seems plenty feel he’s got a big part to play in our future – wherever that may ultimately be.
Not marvellous but decent and I believe he will improve
— Kai Sims (@KaiSims7) April 6, 2020
Will be the best DM the championship has ever seen if we go down.
— CJ (@CJ7891234) April 6, 2020
Player of the season for me.
— Fourfoot (@fourfoot) April 6, 2020
Think he's done ok. Certainly not the worst signing. I think we'll see improvement from all the signings if we stay up, but could see some leaving
Mcginn must be nearly fit. That could keep us up.
— Stephen Lemon (@cnesta11) April 6, 2020
— Matt AVFC (@everysongsung) April 6, 2020
Adjusting, not only to English football but also at highest level. Let's face it, the whole team have mistakes in them, but I don't think Marvelous ever hides or shirks his duties. He has shown he is capable. Would keep in whichever division we find ourselves.
— Simon Pugsley (@SiPugsley) April 6, 2020
Growing and will be an excellent player, hopefully the fans encourage him instead of slagging him off. Too many players have proved to be good , but the fans have no patience and they end up leaving!
— Michael J Edwards (@MichaelJEdwar14) April 6, 2020
Room for improvement but he’s still a young lad . He’s done very well in some games worth keeping and given the chance to improve . I think he’ll do a job for us . To me can’t play him and Luiz in the same team once all our options are back utv
— shifty (@Hansolo93305441) April 6, 2020
Idrisse Gueye MkII. Quality player in a broken system
— Michael (@Michael76851525) April 6, 2020
He's one to keep. Lots of potential
— Paul Fogarty (@PSF1970) April 6, 2020