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Luton Town’s “Marvelous” Loanee: Aston Villa’s Nakamba
Luton Town boss Rob Edwards is not surprised if opposing teams are seeing triple when Aston Villa loanee Marvelous Nakamba is on the pitch for the Hatters. The player has been dubbed “a little N’golo Kante” by teammate Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu. Nakamba signed from the Premier League outfit until the end of the season back in January and has had an outstanding impact since arriving.
Marvelous Nakamba’s Impact at Luton Town
It has been well documented just how impossible opposing teams have found it to score from open play when he is on the side. Although Blackpool did find the net on Monday in Luton’s 3-1 win on Monday, it came from a free-kick, stretching that run to just a miserly two goals in his 13 league appearances. The Zimbabwe international’s display against the Tangerines saw him named sponsor’s man of the match at Kenilworth Road. Mpanzu had a joke with him when the award was announced over the tannoy, having scored two fantastic goals himself.
Rob Edwards on Marvelous Nakamba’s Performance
Asked about his performance, Edwards said, “I love him, I love him, he’s some man. He’s so important to the team, you can see the way he plays, he gels everything together. When we score, I can see him telling everyone, ‘Come on, keep it going, concentrate.’ He just knows what to do, knows where to be, so calm with the ball, but it’s like there’s three of him out there.”
Marvelous Nakamba’s Play Style
Nakamba is a Zimbabwean midfielder who currently plays for Aston Villa on loan. He was signed by Villa from the Belgian side Club Brugge in 2019. Nakamba is a defensive midfielder who excels at winning the ball back and breaking up opposition attacks. He is also good on the ball and can play simple, effective passes to keep possession ticking over.
Nakamba’s Role in Luton Town
Nakamba’s arrival at Luton Town was a huge boost to the team, and he quickly established himself as a key player on the side. His experience playing in the Premier League was evident, and he brought a level of quality and composure to the team that had been lacking in previous seasons.
Nakamba‘s impact on the team has been immense, and he has helped to transform Luton into one of the toughest teams to beat in the division. His ability to win the ball back and break up opposition attacks has been crucial, and he has allowed the team to play with greater freedom and creativity in the final third.
Nakamba’s Style of Play Compared to N’Golo Kante
Nakamba’s style of play has been compared to that of N’Golo Kante, the Chelsea midfielder who is widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. Kante is known for his tireless work rate, his ability to win the ball back, and his simple, effective passing. Nakamba shares many of these qualities and has been described as a “little N’golo Kante” by his Luton Town teammate Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.
Nakamba’s Future at Aston Villa
Nakamba’s future at Aston Villa remains uncertain, and it is unclear whether he will return to the club at the end of his loan spell. However, his performances at Luton Town have certainly caught the eye, and he has shown that he is more than capable of playing at a higher level.