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Tuesday media watch [19.08.14 AM]: The Rock fired up
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19th Aug 2014
Tuesday media watch [19.08.14 AM]: The Rock fired up


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

BT Sport: Carlos Sanchez believes Roy Keane can help turn him into a Barclays Premier League force with Aston Villa. The midfielder has signed a four-year contract at the claret and blues after making the switch from Spanish side Elche and could make his Premier League debut at home to Newcastle on Saturday. Sanchez, who has 44 international caps, impressed in Colombia's run to the World Cup quarter-finals, where they lost 2-1 to hosts Brazil in July. He started training with his new team-mates on Monday and insisted that working with Villa number two and former Manchester United star Keane will only improve him.

The Sun: Carlos Sanchez reckons his move to Aston Villa can transform him from a rock into a diamond. Colombia's World Cup midfield man cannot wait for master-grafters Paul Lambert and Roy Keane to knock the rough edges off his game.

Daily Star: Aston Villa new boy Carlos Sanchez reckons he has the perfect tutor in Roy Keane as he looks to be the Premier League's new hard man. The Colombia midfielder, nicknamed The Rock, has joined Villa from Spanish side Elche. And he believes he has a dream team of teachers in Villa No.2 and legendary Man Utd enforcer Keane and boss Paul Lambert, who was part of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League-winning midfield.

Daily Mirror: Aston Villa new boy Carlos Sanchez believes he has the perfect tough-tackling teacher in Roy Keane. The Colombia World Cup ace - nicknamed The Rock - joined Villa in a £4.5m deal from Spanish side Elche. The Times: Carlos Sanchez, Aston Villa's latest recruit, says he has the perfect tough-tackling tutor in Roy Keane as he bids to leave a lasting impression on the Barclays Premier League. The Colombia holding midfielder - nicknamed The Rock - joined Villa from Elche, the Spanish side, and could make his debut against Newcastle United on Saturday. He says that he could not wish for a better pair of mentors in Keane, who is the Villa No.2, and Paul Lambert, the manager, who was part of Borussia Dortmund's 1997 Champions League-winning midfield.

Sky Sports: Carlos Sanchez has revealed former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel helped convince him to make the switch to England. Sanchez has joined Villa on a four-year contact from Spanish side Elche and could make his Premier League debut against Newcastle on Saturday. The midfielder, who has 44 international caps, impressed in Colombia's run to the World Cup quarter-finals, where they lost 2-1 to hosts Brazil in July.

Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert admitted it took him just one minute to realise Carlos Sanchez was a star. The Colombian midfielder trained for the first time yesterday and wowed the Villa boss with his talent. Sanchez was also officially unveiled to the media. Everything looks set for him to make his debut against Newcastle on Saturday and Lambert can't wait to unleash him on the Premier League.

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BBC Sport: Cesc Fabregas was called a "maestro" by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after he set up two goals in their Premier League season-opening 3-1 win at Burnley. The 27-year-old former Arsenal midfielder joined Chelsea for £27m from Barcelona in June.

Sky Sports: Gary Neville has warned Louis van Gaal that he must learn from the expensive mistakes of the previous Manchester United regime and not "panic buy" before the transfer window closes. The Sky Sports pundit says his former club need to make additions to the squad if they are to compete for major honours again, but urged caution over wasting millions on the wrong type of player.

BBC Sport: James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, has died aged 78. Gordon read the classified football results on BBC radio for 40 years before stepping down in 2013.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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