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Who is Baptiste Santamaria? Scout Report, Skills, And Transfer News

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Baptiste Santamaria Scout Report

Having joined Angers back in 2016 from French lower division side Tours, Baptiste Santamaria has evolved into one of the first names in the current line-up. Ever since his arrival, Santamaria has been a regular within the side and has played over 134 matches in the league so far.

Angers have already won 11 matches from 28 games and improved upon their performance from the last season, wherein they managed just 10 wins despite playing more matches (38).

Santamaria has contributed to the side with his defensive capabilities in the middle that has seen them concede just 33 goals so far, while last year they conceded as many as 49 goals overall.

Baptiste Santamaria Skills And Strengths

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Baptiste Santamaria Trasnfer News

According to Sevilla ABC, Aston Villa had a bid rejected for Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria back in January.

Their €10 million for Santamaria was deemed less by the French outfit, thereby putting a halt into their pursuits of the defensive midfielder.  

Angers defensive midfielder Baptiste Santamaria in action. (Getty Images)

However, with Santamaria continuing to earn rave reviews in France for his consistent displays, the Villans should once again revive their interests in the 25-year-old ahead of the next season.

If you are one of the punters in football betting, we suggest to go ahead and place a bid on Santamaria succeeding at Aston Villa, if the move does go through. Such is the player’s reputation at his current club.

His excellent consistency over the last three seasons has seen him being linked to not just Villa but to a number of other clubs in England, Spain, and Italy. He has been vital to his side’s better performance this season as they sit 10th in the league table.

Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria in action during a Ligue One encounter. (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, it has been a disastrous campaign for Smith’s Villans, who earned their promotion just last year. However, the club is currently fighting for its place in the top-flight and faces a possible relegation threat.

Having said that, Santamaria seems to be a perfect fit at Villa Park and could help Smith bolster his squad. Moreover, Villa just have one defensive midfielder ion Marvelous Nakamba.

Verdict

Villa clearly have a dearth of quality defensive midfielders and Santamaria will be an apt fit, given they manage to stay in the top-flight. Hence, Villa reviving interests in their former target would be a wise choice if they wish to better their performances next season.

Siddharth Suresh

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