When will Enzo Barrenechea and Samuel Iling-Junior have medicals at Aston Villa?

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Aston Villa are poised to complete a significant transfer deal with Juventus, which will see the arrival of promising youngsters Samuel Iling-Junior and Enzo Barrenechea at Villa Park, whilst midfielder Douglas Luiz heads in the opposite direction to join the Italian giants.

According to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, the agreement has been given "Here we go" status, with medical tests scheduled for all three players involved in the transfer. Iling-Junior, a 20-year-old English winger who has been honing his skills at Juventus since 2020, is set to undergo his medical on Tuesday, 25 June. The England Under-21 international is eager to take the next step in his career with the Villains.

Barrenechea, a 23-year-old defensive midfielder from Argentina, will also be making the switch to the West Midlands club. The young talent impressed during his loan spell at Frosinone last season, featuring in 36 of the Serie A side's 38 league games. His medical is scheduled to take place on Friday, as he prepares to embark on a new chapter in his career.

As part of the agreement, Douglas Luiz will bid farewell to Aston Villa after five years of service. The Brazilian midfielder, currently representing his country at the Copa America, will complete his medical at the Brazilian national team camp before finalising his move to Juventus. Luiz's departure comes as a significant loss for Villa, especially with the club's first Champions League campaign in several decades on the horizon.

However, the acquisitions of Iling-Junior and Barrenechea could prove to be shrewd pieces of business for Aston Villa. Iling-Junior's potential and homegrown status suggest excellent sell-on value in the future, whilst Barrenechea's experience in Serie A indicates he could be ready to step into Luiz's role in the midfield.

Both Iling-Junior and Barrenechea are set to commit their futures to Aston Villa by signing five-year contracts, keeping them at the club until June 2029. As part of the deal, the Villains will also receive around £20 million from Juventus, helping them to balance their books and comply with the Premier League's financial fair play regulations.

The arrivals of Iling-Junior and Barrenechea will provide manager Unai Emery with additional options in his squad as he looks to build on the club's recent success. The Villains will be hoping that their new signings can hit the ground running and make an immediate impact, as they prepare for the challenges that lie ahead in both domestic and European competitions.

With the additions of Iling-Junior and Barrenechea, along with the financial boost from Luiz's sale, Aston Villa are well-positioned to continue their upward trajectory.