January 17, 2024

Despite rumours about his future circulating this month, Jhon Duran says he is focused on getting better at Aston Villa and helping the team qualify for the Champions League this season.


Chelsea and AC Milan have both expressed interest in signing the 20-year-old during the January transfer window, but Unai Emery stated last week that he was content to have the striker in his lineup for the remainder of the year. The Villa manager stated that Duran, who has improved since joining the team in January, will challenge Ollie Watkins for the position as backup striker.


The initial £13.75 million Duran signed for from Chicago Fire might increase to £18 million in add-ons. In addition to his two Premier League goals this season, he has frequently contributed off the bench as Villa looks to place in the top four.


Duran said to Win Sports TV, “I have my head in Aston Villa,” in response to a question concerning his affiliations. “Those things don’t really interest me; instead, I want to avoid social media and commotion and concentrate on my family.


“I’m not aware of any interests in Chelsea or AC Milan. They are enormous clubs, but I don’t know anything about them. You used to dream of playing there as a kid.


“We all want to play in the best league in the world, which is this one. The team and the moment we are in are crucial. We are competing for spots in the Champions League. Everyone wants to join the greatest league in the world, and it’s great to be there.


“We will continue to work to stay at the top of the table and we continue to focus on the goal of playing Champions League football.”


When asked how he had adjusted to Villa, Duran replied, “It is very difficult.” There are new venues, teammates, and a new culture. There are a lot of factors to consider; comprehend the manager’s goals and you can keep getting better. I’m pleased with my development.”


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