Bjorn Engels makes prediction about Aston Villa ace Wesley Moraes

Bjorn Engels of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Both players joined Aston Villa during the summer transfer window.

Bjorn Engels of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth  at Villa Park on August 17, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Bjorn Engels absolutely raved about Aston Villa striker Wesley Moraes, when speaking exclusively to the club's official website, and backed the 22-year-old to come good at Villa Park.

Engels, 24, joined Villa in the summer from French side Stade Reims, whilst Moraes arrived in the west Midlands for £22 million from Club Bruges (Sky Sports).

The Brazilian racked up 17 goals and 10 assists in Belgium last season, but he has failed to score a competitive goal in two outings for Villa thus far.

 

Wesley must be given time to adjust to the ferocious pace and intensity of the Premier League, however, before he can be fairly judged.

And Engels backed the South American to find the net as soon as he is presented with a genuine goalscoring opportunity, when speaking exclusively to the club's official website:

Wesley Moraes of Aston Villa is challenged by Jefferson Lerma of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth  at Villa Park on August 17, 2019 in...

"He's a top guy and has everything to be a top striker. He's got strength, speed and the ability to score goals. He's got everything he needs to be important for us in the Premier League. He's not had one big chance yet, maybe one or two small chances. When he gets this chance, he'll score it."

Standing at 6ft 3in tall, the Aston Villa hitman seems to have the physical attributes requited to be a hit in England, and despite not scoring yet, he has shown glimpses of his undoubted talent.

He will be desperate to get off the mark for Villa sooner rather than later, however.

Wesley Moraes of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth  at Villa Park on August 17, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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