Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa has agreed on a deal to sign Brazil center-back Diego Carlos from Sevilla for £26m. The 29-year-old, who Newcastle United tried to sign in January early this year will travel to England for a medical and to finalize personal terms. He would be Villa’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Boubacar Kamara from Marseille on a free transfer.
Diego Carlos Joins Aston Villa
Carlos played six times at last year’s Tokyo Olympics where Brazil won gold. Spanish La Liga side Sevilla wrote in a statement thanking the player for his time with them. The statement reads: “Sevilla FC would like to thank the player for his work during all these years in Seville and wishes him the best of luck in his new journey.”
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard recently confirmed central defender Ezri Konsa would miss the start of the upcoming season because of a knee injury. Villa, who finished 14th in the Premier League last season, also completed a deal for Philippe Coutinho to join on a four-year contract from Barcelona earlier in May.