Having been linked with numerous Wesley’s down the years, it was claimed yesterday that Aston Villa had agreed a deal for Club Brugge striker Wesley Moraes.
The 22-year-old Brazilian hadn’t featured on the summer transfer rumour mill as far as I know, but a well respected Belgian journalist took to social media to make the £22million claim amd there were instant correlations with Christian Benteke’s unknown arrival back during the time of the Wibbler (the lesser known Batman character).
It was a good job I didn’t hold the article for 8pm as I originally planned, as just after 6pm the claim had been 100% confirmed by the Official Site – so thankfully I didn’t end up looking as daft as I usually do.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) June 13, 2019
With Champions League and Europa League experience, his age means that he can certainly show improvement but he has helped his former club to two league titles, two Belgian Super Cups and he scored 17 times in 2018/19. His mantelpiece contains six major honours so far, so there is every reason to optimistic about his adjustment and threat up top.
It’s certainly a statement signing that’s for sure and plenty of fans on social media and the Vital Villa Forum Thread are pretty excited by the deal!