Villa tracking talented 19-year-old Spanish starlet

Aston Villa are reportedly among the clubs showing interest in highly-rated Las Palmas youngster Alberto Moleiro.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has come through the youth ranks at the club, and has now made 60 appearances while contributing three goals and six assists.

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He’s also been capped twice at U21 level for Spain, and so there is a sense that he could have a bright future ahead of him at both club and international level given the promise and potential that he has shown thus far.

With a contract that expires in 2026, Las Palmas are in a strong position to either keep hold of him or demand a decent fee, but as reported by the Daily Mail, Villa are keen on Moleiro, who has also attracted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Real Madrid.

It sounds as though we have merely been tracking him to this point, and so we’re a long way off securing any sort of agreement with either the club or player. However, given the clubs mentioned above, if Unai Emery is convinced about Moleiro’s talent, it would perhaps be wise to move quickly to try to move to the front of the queue and sign him.

Given the youngster is currently playing in LaLiga 2, with Las Palmas top of the table and pushing for promotion, it’s unclear if he could make the immediate step up and play an important role for Emery, or if Villa consider him a longer-term project.

Either way, he has seemingly caught our eye, and it would be an exciting addition should we reach an agreement on a transfer.

Moleiro has displayed a high level of technical quality, vision, skill and explosive speed with the ball at his feet during his young career, and he certainly looks a serious talent. He would certainly be a compelling signing with plenty of upside as he continues to develop and improve his game too.

Emery does currently have creative and playmaking options in the final third with the likes of Emiliano Buendia, Philippe Coutinho and others available to him. However, having now had a chance to assess his squad, he’ll know where we can strengthen and add competition and depth, and so it will be interesting to see if we add a player like Moleiro to the group.