Aston Villa's Carlos Sanchez praises new arrival Carles Gil

Carlos Sanchez has been opening up about Aston Villa's latest addition.

Aston Villa’s Carlos Sanchez has been speaking about his new teammate Carles Gil in an interview with the club’s official website.

Gil signed for Paul Lambert’s side from Valencia for a reported £3.2million earlier this month and he gave a brief glimpse of what he is capable of as a late substitute in the weekend defeat to Liverpool.

While Villa ultimately lost 2-0, Gil offered hope for the future with a very bright performance after replacing Ashley Westwood shortly before the hour-mark.

And now Sanchez has been speaking about his early impressions of a player he has been tasked with acting as a buddy for in his early months at the club.

“I think for his first Premier League game, his performance against Liverpool was at a very high level,” Sanchez said.

“He is very skilful and very creative and I believe he will be a big asset for the team.”

Gil made 11 appearances for Valencia prior to his latest switch, having previously played 66 times for Elche, where he was a teammate of Sanchez.

The 22-year-old has already shown he has the talent to be a fan favourite at Villa Park and he could yet prove to be the catalyst that fires Lambert’s men up the table in 2015 and beyond.

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