Carles Gil can excite Aston Villa fans, says boss Paul Lambert

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert tells BBC WM 95.6 that fans will be excited by their new signing, Spain Under-21 international midfielder Carles Gil.

Following Gil's move from La Liga side Valencia for £3.2m on a four-and-a-half-year deal, Lambert said: "We've been looking at him for a few months.

"He'll excite people. He's technically very gifted. The crowd will love him. He'll hit the ground running. It will not take him too long to adapt."

Gil is expected to be involved on Saturday when goal-shy Villa, who have scored just eight times in 12 home games this season, play host to Liverpool.