Agent of Aston Villa outcast Antonio Luna discusses his woeful campaign

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The Spaniard is out of contract in the summer and struggled with Verona on loan this term.

Aston Villa made a fair few transfer errors last season. Jordan Bowery, Karim El Ahmadi, Nicklas Helenius, Yacouba Sylla, Aleksandar Tonev and Joe Bennett did not exactly set the world alight.

Neither did Luna.

The left-back arrived at Villa last summer and started the season with a bang, scoring on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win against Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium.

He went on to play 18 games for the club but mid-way through January he was suddenly dropped by Lambert. Villa brought in Ryan Bertrand on loan from Chelsea and Luna did not play a game for Villa since the 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on the 18th January.

With that in mind moved on this summer, and in June Villa agreed he could join Serie A side Hellas Verona on a season-long loan deal.

He has not had it much better with the Italian side. He did not play a single game for the club and was shipped off to another Italian team in Spezia.

It has been a tough campaign for the Spaniard and his agent has now been discussing the problems his client has faced.

Graziano Battistini told TG Gialloblu yesterday:

"Unfortunately it did not work, he ran into a bad season.

"I met him when he was 19 years in the final of the King's Cup where he played very well in the ranks of Seville against Atletico Madrid. Then he went to England, Aston Villa, and made his path.

"I was convinced to bring to Verona a player who can do important things. The coach did not see fit to give him playing time and he will have had his reasons.

He is the classic Spanish full-back, maybe he is more suited to attacking than defending. I will not go into too much about, I regret only for the player who is a dear boy and paid this situation. "

Luna's current deal expires in the summer at Villa and despite a shortage of left-back options at Villa his future seems to be away from the club from the summer.

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