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The lowdown on Jhon Durán w/ Ruben Tisch of Hot Time In Old Town!

Ep. 411

With Aston Villa securing the signing of 19-year-old forward, Jhon Durán, from MLS side Chicago Fire for a reported fee of £14.75 million, Cole sat down with Ruben Tisch of Chicago Fire blog Hot Time In Old Town to discuss the Colombian forward and what he can bring to Villa Park.

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  • Well then, a Premier League signing from the MLS will certainly bring a certain level of scrutiny, but from the Chicago Fire’s point of view, how big of a loss is Jhon Durán for the MLS side?
  • More importantly, who is Jhon Durán?
  • From Ruben’s perspective, what are Durán’s greatest attributes?
  • On the other hand, what aspects of Durán’s game would Ruben say that the forward still needs to work on/improve?
  • Putting Ruben under a bit of presure here, but does he see Durán as a player who can be a success in the Premier League?
  • All of this and so much more! Enjoy the podcast and Up The Villa!


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