Jurado on Villa's radar
Spanish starlet attracting interest from England
By Francisco Acedo. Last Updated: April 1, 2009 11:23am
Jurado: Top talent
Reports in Spain suggest Aston Villa are weighing up a summer approach for Jurado.
The 22-year-old midfielder has caught the eye this season during a loan spell at Real Mallorca.
Having fallen out of favour at Atletico Madrid, the talented playmaker moved to the Baleric Islands at the start of the current campaign.
He has gone on to play a major role for Mallorca as they look to secure a European spot in the Primera Liga.
Jurado is a product of the famed Real Madrid youth academy, but struggled to make an impression at Santiago Bernabeu.
He joined Atletico in 2006 and enjoyed early success before slipping down the pecking order.
The youngster admits he would welcome the opportunity to take on a new challenge in England, but is focused solely on his responsibilities with Mallorca for now.
"I have heard the rumours but the decision will rest with Atletico," said Jurado.
"In June I will return to Madrid and I am not paying much attention to gossip.
"To play in the Premier League would be magnificent, as it is a top division, but I have not spoken to anybody as yet."