Aston Villa has secured the services of Barcelona’s Director of Football, Mateu Alemany, according to sources. The move is seen as a coup for Villa. Who are looking to establish themselves as a top-six team in the Premier League.
Mateu Alemany and Aston Villa
Alemany joined Barcelona in 2021 following Joan Laporta’s presidential election. He has overseen the club’s transfer business during a period of major upheaval both on and off the pitch. Despite the financial crunch that the club has been facing, Alemany has managed to help the Catalan club complete operations that initially seemed impossible.
His deal with Barca was due to run until 2024. But he informed Laporta of his desire to leave, and they mutually agreed that he could leave at the end of this season. Alemany’s departure has been accepted by Laporta. The president appreciates his commitment to conducting the summer transfer business until the last moment and his willingness to be available to the club whenever necessary.
A statement released by Barcelona regarding Alemany’s departure read, “FC Barcelona will shortly announce changes in the football executive structure once Mateu Alemany’s departure is announced.”
Meanwhile, Aston Villa is thrilled to have secured the services of Alemany. The Spaniard is expected to take on a senior role at Villa Park and work closely with manager Unai Emery. The goal is to build a squad capable of pushing for Champions League qualification next season. Emery has turned the club’s fortunes around since his arrival in October. Aston Villa is looking to put more pieces in place around him to sustain the upward trajectory.
Alemany’s achievements at Barcelona amidst the financial crunch cannot be overlooked. He has managed to provide the coach with a competitive team within the confines of the ongoing financial problems, allowing the club to complete operations that initially appeared impossible. His appointment at Aston Villa is expected to help the club reach new heights and achieve its ambitions.