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Mario Hermoso Transfer from Atlético Madrid to Aston Villa

Aston Villa shows interest in Hermoso. However, they need to meet the requirements of the Fair Play Financial before making any new signings.

Mario Hermoso is the most wanted free transfer in La Liga this summer. The defender will leave Atletico Madrid when his contract expires. Hermoso, 28, has interest from a host of Europe’s biggest clubs. Aston Villa are in negotiations to sign Hermoso but there are also other Premier League and Serie A clubs who are keen.

Mario Hermoso's contract with Atletico Madrid is due to end on July 1, and he will be free to sign with a new team. Aston Villa has shown interest in him.

Mario Hermoso represents a great market opportunity at zero parameters after having closed the experience at Atletico Madrid. He received many offers in recent weeks but the boy took time to evaluate everything calmly with his family. The Spanish defender will turn 29 in June and knows that, most likely, this will be the last chance to have an experience abroad and sign the most important contract of his career. Manna, the new director of Napoli's sports area, is working on multiple tables to reinforce the Azzurra defense: in-depth contacts not only with the agent of Buongiorno from Torino but also with that of Hermoso. The latter is a very welcome profile, also to Antonio Conte. For Hermoso, Napoli is an interesting opportunity to consider greatly. In the next week, Mario will meet his agents to take stock of the situation and understand which track to beat more: from Arabia a rich proposal has arrived, Aston Villa is always lurking. Manna has scheduled a new confrontation with Hermoso's agents even if the difference between demand and offer remains quite large: 3.5 against the 6 requested.

Though a move for Williams this year is increasingly unlikely, Villa are more hopeful of signing Mario Hermoso upon the expiry of his Atletico Madrid contract at the end of the season. The left-footed centre-back is seen as a good fit for their current style and he is keen on playing under Unai Emery. He also knows current Villa defender Pau Torres from the Spain national team.

Mario Hermoso is very close to transferring to Aston Villa in the Premier League. Aston Villa is one step away from qualifying for the next Champions League. Hermoso has been sounded out by Juventus and Inter, but the strong Spanish soul of Aston Villa seems to have convinced the player to accept the club of Birmingham. The Premier League attracts the player for its style and the presence of Unai Emery on the bench, of Monchi as sports director, and of Pau Torres and Alex Moreno as department companions. All actors who - together with the economic aspect - are shifting the balance.

Aston Villa is the best placed to acquire his services. Unai Emery, the coach, wants him in the Premier and has let him know. Although Hermoso is very comfortable at Atlético, the fact that he turns 29 in June probably means that he is facing his last big contract as a professional. And as he has proposals that exceed what Atlético offers, everything indicates that he will change air.

Contract ends on June 30. No signs of extension. Attracted by the Premier League's style and Spanish presence in the team.

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