According to the Metro Aston Villa are closing on another loan signing, Barcelona’s wonder-kid Jean Marie Dongou could possibly join Aston Villa on loan. Aston Villa have so far brought in Grant Holt and Ryan Bertrand, meaning that Villa cannot sign anymore domestic players on loan. However, the club is allowed to bring in at least two more players on loan from foreign clubs.
Jean Marie Dongou has be dubbed as the new ‘Samuel Eto’o’. This kid is from Cameroon where he has been scoring for fun in his devision matches and recently scored whilst playing for the first team. Barcelona will surely want Jean Marie Dongou to play and if Lambert can guarantee it, this move may happen.
However, I have doubts. And the main reason is! He is a forward, we have just signed Grant Holt and Lambert has backed Helenius to be a success. So unfortunately this move won’t happen. If he can play out-wide there may still be a chance, but it seems unlikely.
But the most interesting aspect of Metro’s article isn’t the transfer link itself. It’s the fact that Aston Villa and FC Barcelona may create a partnership. That’s all that was mentioned. But you could imagine it might involve FC Barcelona loaning out a few of their players to Villa and/or Villa having first option to some of the youth players that failed to make the first team. But would it also apply the other way around? Would Barcelona have first option to our youth players? I’m probably getting ahead of myself but hey, there hasn’t been a whole lot of Villa related news so I’m trying to make the best with what I have.