News: Vigourous Villa

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  1. Tom Fin

    Tom Fin New Member

    Everton FC
    Jun 20, 2019
    One side that have been quick to move in the transfer window have been recently-promoted Aston Villa, who have so far signed four players to add to their play-off winning side of last season. Villa’s quick spending is hinting that there could be a summer of upheaval at the Premier League side, which reflects the market moves of Fulham and Wolves last season.

    Both of those sides had diffing fortunes however, with Wolves finishing in an impressive 7th place, and Fulham ending the season at 19th, getting sent back down to the Championship. So which way will Villa go? And who have they brought in?

    Inter-City Swapping

    Swapping Birmingham City for bitter rivals Aston Villa isn’t that common an occurrence (and vice versa), but this summer central midfielder Gary Gardner made last season’s loan move to City permanent, whereas Spanish winger Jota went in the opposite direction, swapping the blue of Birmingham to the claret and blue of Villa. The former Brentford man joins up with his ex-boss Dean Smith, who managed him whilst they were both at the Bees. However, he probably won’t be the only one donning a new shirt next season. You can get your hands on your club’s new shirt without having to splash the cash. Sites such as Promo Codes For have a great range of discount codes from places such as Sports Direct and Kit Bag, so don’t have to pay a premium on the latest football gear.


    Moving Hause

    One player that was on loan to the Villa Park side last season was centre-half Kortney Hause, who has recently turned his temporary spell into a permanent one, signing for £3m from Wolves. However, he’s not the only player that’s joined Villa this summer after being on loan to them last term. Dutch winger Anwar El Ghazi moved from parent club Lille for an undisclosed fee. These two transfers show that even though they’re willing to spend, they’re ready to trust the players that got them to the top flight in the first place. This is a departure from the transfer stance Fulham adopted last season, where they spent over £100m on 7 new permanent signings and five loan players, making the squad look almost unrecognisable from the previous year. Whilst fresh faces are a must for manager Dean Smith and his recruitment team, it looks like it’ll be evolution and not revolution on the transfer front.


    Yes to Wes

    Perhaps the biggest signing Villa have made this summer (at least so far), is the capture of 22-year-old striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for £22 million. The Brazilian scored 10 goals in 28 games in the Belgian First Division last season, so can he replicate or even better that form when he graces the Premier League next season? Maybe he’ll be scoring goals like these in a few months’ time. However, despite them signing the young striker, it is believed that Villa are still in the market for an even younger striker Tammy Abraham, who scored 25 times in 37 games for Villa last season, whilst he was on loan from Chelsea. Having returned to Stamford Bridge at the end of his loan spell, the Villains are eager to bring him back, not just on loan for another season, but to secure him permanently.

    More to Come?

    By no means are Aston Villa finished in this transfer market. They released a whole host of names on free transfers a couple of weeks ago – such as Adomah, Elphick, Whelan and Jedinak – so there’s still plenty of room in next season’s squad. And with it being recently reported that Villa were interested in bringing in Jack Butland, it’s clear the newly-promoted side aren’t finished yet.

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