Aston Villa could sign two more players before the transfer deadline on September 1st…
What’s the word?
That’s according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who delivered an exciting update to GIVEMESPORT this week, where he said:
“The priority is to get a midfielder to go alongside [Boubacar] Kamara. So that is the big fix, and then the luxury fix is a forward; they want an upgrade on [Danny] Ings and [Ollie] Watkins.
“Who can they get? Who could that person be? What could they do? How exciting can that name be? All these different profiles of player are being explored,” the journalist added.
“I presumed that Watkins or more likely Ings would leave, but it’s not sounding so much like that anymore. And it might be that just somebody else comes in as well, which is really interesting that that’s the approach that they’re going to take here.”
Which position do Villa need to strengthen most?
Villa not done yet
This latest claim will surely raise excitement amongst the Villa Park faithful as it’s clear that sporting director Johan Lange remains active in the transfer market, despite already making five signings.
Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen have joined permanently following their respective loan spells, whilst Boubacar Kamara has been snagged on a free transfer from Marseille, with Diego Carlos and Lugwig Augustinsson arriving from Sevilla.
Elsewhere, the Midlands outfit have been linked with an array of names, ranging from the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jesse Lingard to further afield targets such as Ibrahim Sangare and Jonathan David.
These potential signings match up with Jones’ claim that Villa will target a new midfielder and a new striker.
Gerrard managed to steer the Villans away from a relegation dogfight, having taken over from Dean Smith in mid-November, but ultimately, the side still only finished in a mediocre 14th place in the Premier League – some ten points clear of the drop zone.
It’s evident that the board back the former Rangers man to improve on that this campaign and the additions of two further players would certainly bolster their ambitions, which should make fans rather excited about the coming season.
With over a month and a half to go in the window, only time will tell on whether Villa can bring in a new midfielder and striker or not.