Zimbabwe international player, Marvelous Nakamba has been described as a perfect fit of Aston Villa when the club is expected to clash against League Two side Crewe tonight in a Carabao Cup second-round clash.
Nakamba joined the English Premiership returnees from Belgian giants Club Brugge almost a month ago but is yet to feature for Aston Villa.
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It is however not yet clear whether Nakamba will be selected for tonight’s match or he has to continue waiting.
Speaking to Birmingham Mail on Monday, Aston Villa coach, Smith said
Marvelous has been catching up a bit. He got injured in the AFCON playing for Zimbabwe and joined us a bit later. He has been catching up with his fitness and is getting very close now.
Marvelous fits the criteria of the type of player we were looking for. He is very mobile, he’s very good in possession and he will fit in with our style of play.
Smith also said that Aston Villa signed a lot of new players who must fight for a place in the first team.
Nakamba is the fourth Zimbabwean to play in the English top-tier after Bruce Grobbelaar, Peter Ndlovu and Benjani Mwaruwari.
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