Carlos Sanchez helping Aston Villa summer signings to adapt

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The midfielder reserved special praise for Jordan Ayew and Jordan Veretout.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez says he is constantly trying to advise their summer signings as much as he can.

Tim Sherwood’s side were busy in his first full transfer window at the club, as he sought to overhaul the squad he had inherited from Paul Lambert at the end of last season.

Several of those were signings from Europe, meaning they will need to settle into life in England and everything that encompasses, something which can be tough for younger players.

And Sanchez says he is doing his utmost to help as much as he can with that process.

“I try to help the new lads. It's not easy to come to another country,” he told avfc.co.uk

“I try to help them in training, matches - and on a personal level. We talk a lot. I give lots of advice when I can. I try to pass on everything I've learned from my experience so far and I think they're happy to take that advice.”

Praise for Ayew and Veretout

Sherwood’s side suffered a big blow this summer, with key players Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke both exiting for Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

Rather than buying established stars to replace them, he decided to go with buying youth that could be moulded, with the likes of Jordan Veretout, Adama Traore and Jordan Amavi all under 23-years-old.

Sanchez says that the new players are adapting well but has picked out Veretout and Jordan Ayew for praise, expecting both to get better in future.

“I feel all our new players are adapting well,” he added.

“Jordan Ayew impressed me in the second half against Birmingham. Jordan Veretout is a young boy but he has a lot of qualities, no doubt about that. I'm confident both of these players will grow and get better.”

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