Aston Villa star hails 'brilliant' new signing; impressed with his skill in training

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Aston Villa's signing of Carles Gil has gone down well with Andreas Weimann.

Andreas Weimann was full of praise for new Aston Villa signing Carles Gil on the club's official site earlier today. 

Gil joined Villa from Valencia last month and his arrival has created some much needed positivity in what has been a disheartening season for the Midlands outfit so far. 

The Spaniard has already proven his class - with his dribbling ability and creativity shining through on the pitch - and Weimann has joined the 22-year-old's long list of admirers. 

"Carles is brilliant on the training pitch," he said. "In the games he's played he's already shown he's a brilliant player too and it's great to play with him in the team.

"He always looks for a forward pass and tries to make things happen so it's brilliant. When he gets the ball he's always looking to create."

Despite Gil's encouraging initial displays he still hasn't been able to help Villa add to their Premier League goals for column.

The Claret and Blues have scored just 11 times in 23 matches this campaign and they have been goalless in their last six games, rather staggeringly. 

It leaves them looking nervously over their shoulders and unless things improve in an attacking sense relegation looks a distinct possibility. 

Unfortunately for the side things are not getting any easier, either, as this weekend they face league leaders Chelsea and it would not be at all surprising if their wait for a goal was extended for another 90 minutes. 

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