Journalist believes Aston Villa would receive ‘huge boost’ if star returns before new year
The Brazilian made a summer move to Aston Villa in 2022 after a successful three-year spell in Sevilla.
Carlos managed to have two appearances in the Claret and Blue shirt as the 29-year-old picked a long-term injury during Villa’s 2 – 1 win over Everton in August. Due to an underwent surgery, the defender has been on the sidelines for three months now and is expected to return to action later this season.
Meanwhile, the player recently posted a photo of his rehabilitation process which made the fans excited over his possible comeback.
The Premier League side is scheduled to travel to Dubai for a winter training camp in December and Diego is hoped to make it into Unai Emery’s squad.
Therefore, speaking via This is Futbol, O’Rourke admitted the Olympic gold medalist’s loss was a ‘big miss’ for Aston Villa.
“It would be a huge boost. He’s been a big miss for Aston Villa. I think his injury was a contributing factor to Villa’s poor form at the start of the season.
“He was such a big, marquee signing for the club in the summer. They beat a number of top clubs to his signature so to lose him so early to a serious injury was a blow to Aston Villa.”
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