Unai Emery is keen to bring some of his former Villarreal players to Aston Villa, report AS.
The Basque coach was appointed as the new Aston Villa manager last week and he pulled off a historic win against Manchester United over the weekend in his first game at Villa Park.
It is believed that Emery is planning to bring three of his former Villarreal players to the Premier League – namely Yeremi Pino, Samuel Chukwueze and Nicolas Jackson – to help avoid relegation with the Birmingham-based outfit.
All three players mentioned above were part of the Yellow Submarine side that reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
According to Transfermarkt, the three players have a combined value of just under €60m, which could potentially be within Aston Villa’s budget. Nonetheless, Emery cannot expect to see Villarreal letting go of their key players on the cheap, meaning he would have to prioritise which players he would like to sign first.
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