Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte today features a story with Aston Villa’s new signing Wesley Moraes.
The striker joined the Premier League side for a club record fee of €25m, after having a successful time at Belgian club Brugge.
“Thank God, this opportunity has come. A step ahead in my career,” Wesley Mores told Globo Esporte. “Now, it’s about trying to adapt as quickly as possible and help Aston Villa with goals. It was my wish to come play in England and Aston Villa gave me that. I am very happy.”
The player claims not to be very concerned about the price Aston Villa played for him, since all he wants is to prove himself in the Premier League.
“In every team I passed, there was pressure. There’s no such thing as record transfer. You have to forget the money and think about football, because it’s not the money that makes football, but the opposite. It’s a traditional club, very big and very organised, and I hope to respond on the pitch.”
Wesley never had the chance to play professional football in Brazil. He started his career at non league side Itabuna, and soon moved to Slovakia, where he played for Trencin, then to Brugge.
Although he couldn’t make his name in Brazilian football, now he hopes he can get some fame in his country by succeeding in the Premier League.
“I left Brazil very early, I didn’t play as a professional for any Brazilian club. If I had to define myself I would say that I’m a strong striker with a good finish. People think I’m not quick because of my height, but I am too. But now the people of Brazil will be able to follow me better in England.”
In the last season for Brugge, Wesley managed 17 goals and 10 assists in 48 appearances.