Carlos Sanchez admits he spoke with Juan Pablo Angel ahead of signing for Aston Villa.
Sanchez has joined Villa on a four-year contact from Spanish side Elche and could make his Premier League debut against Newcastle United on Saturday.
"I spoke with Juan Pablo Angel. He said I absolutely had to come and had no doubts," said Sanchez. "I spoke with Hugo Rodallega, the Fulham player, too, who said I have to come.
"I can't really do the same as Juan Pablo because we play in different positions, but he is an inspiration, nonetheless."
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