Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa has commented on the size of the club.
Aston Villa new boy Ezri Konsa has told the club’s official website that he has only now realised just how big the club really is, having seen the facilities with his own eyes now.
Villa were busy in the summer transfer market, bringing in a whopping 12 signings to bolster Dean Smith’s squad following promotion to the Premier League.
More than £100million has been splashed on signings, from loanees signing permanently in Tyrone Mings, Kortney Hause and Kortney Hause, to foreign recruits like Wesley, Trezeguet and Bjorn Engels.
Smith cleverly brought in a couple of signings he knows well, having landed his former Brentford winger Jota, and then raided the Bees themselves for defender Konsa.
Smith only worked with the centre back briefly having signed him from Charlton last summer, but was more than happy to return and sign him for Villa.
As reported by BBC Sport, Villa paid £12million to sign Konsa, activating the 21-year-old’s release clause to strengthen the Villa back line.
Engels and Mings are Smith’s current first choice, with Konsa one for the future, but he’s certainly an exciting talent, and he has now offered his views on Villa.
Konsa claims that he didn’t realise until now that Villa are so big and have such huge potential, suggesting he now fully understands having seen the training ground facilities and stadium himself, branding everything about the club ‘amazing’.
The centre back noted that Villa’s fans have been ‘crazy’, adding that it’s ‘really fantastic’ to be at Villa Park – and supporters will be hoping to see him develop and help Villa fulfil their potential in the coming years.
“Just how big it is!” said Konsa. “I knew, in my head, that it was a famous, old club but I didn’t realise the size and potential until I stepped through the door. To see it with my own eyes – the training ground, the stadium – was amazing.”
“And, the fans too. Their support so far has been crazy. To have that many watching us in pre-season alone was incredible – and then the backing we got at Tottenham was superb, too. It’s really fantastic to be here,” he added.