Kortney Hause: £22million man Wesley Moraes can be a Premier League star for Aston Villa
Kortney Hause claims Villa’s £22million ace Wesley Moraes has the potential to give Premier League defenders nightmares.
Fans got their first glimpse of the club’s record buy in action on home soil in yesterday’s 1-0 friendly win at Shrewsbury Town, with the Brazilian setting up Scott Hogan for the only goal of the game.
Moraes has joined Villa amid plenty of expectation on his shoulders but team-mate Hause, regularly tasked with taking on the 22-year-old in training, reckons he has the ability to shine in the top flight.
“He’s horrible to play against,” said Hause. “He’s so big and he’s mobile as well, so it’s a real challenge.
“You saw at Shrewsbury how good he can hold the ball up and bring players into play.
“He’s got that real hunger to do well and to score goals. It’ll be exciting to see what he can do in the Premier League.”
Moraes has joined Villa after three seasons with Club Brugge and Hause added: “It’s just a price tag and that’s football, isn’t it? There’s always going to be pressure and expectations if you get bought for the amount of money he’s been bought for. He seems focused enough and he’s well driven enough so I’m sure he’ll do well.”
Villa were today expected to complete the signing of Egypt international Trezeguet from Turkish club Kasimpasa, for an initial £8.75million fee.
The 24-year-olds arrival will take the club’s summer spending close to the £100million mark.
Villa also remain hopeful of completing a £15million swoop for Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz in the coming days.