Aston Villa seem like going by way of one thing of a goalscoring disaster in the meanwhile. Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins have netted simply three occasions between all of them season, with Villa scoring solely six occasions within the Premier League.
Steven Gerrard will now absolutely be regretting not bringing in one other striker throughout the summer time switch window, and this might come again to hang-out the 42-year-old if Villa’s type doesn’t choose up quickly.
If the Englishman may flip again time, he would possibly want he may have a former Villa hitman main the road in his present workforce…
Juan Pablo Angel would star beneath Gerrard
In December 2000, Villa supervisor John Gregory splashed out a then-club file switch charge of £9.5m to carry Colombian striker Juan Pablo Angel to the Premier League.
He had shone at River Plate, scoring 36 objectives for the Argentine membership, and this prompted Gregory to make a transfer for the participant.
Angel struggled initially within the Midlands, not scoring his first purpose for the membership till Might 2001, however this proved to be the catalyst which endeared the striker to the Villa trustworthy over the subsequent six years.
He was extraordinarily sturdy and medical as soon as he acquired into the penalty field and these attributes enabled him to shine within the Premier League. His finest season was 2003/04, when he scored 23 objectives and led the membership to a sixth-place end and a League Cup semi-final.
His later years on the membership weren’t as prolific, and he moved to the MLS, taking part in for New York Pink Bulls, LA Galaxy and Chivas USA earlier than retiring at his first membership Atletico Nacional in 2014.
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A complete of 72 objectives throughout his time in MLS proved that he nonetheless had the of completion, and he will certainly go down as one of many most interesting Villa strikers of the twenty first century.
Angel would star on this present squad, particularly with artistic skills equivalent to Philippe Coutinho and Emiliano Buendia supplying him with loads of goalscoring alternatives.
Aston Villa’s official Twitter channel nonetheless recurrently posts movies of his objectives and have dubbed the striker as “classic” in one in all their goal-of-the-day movies.
He would terrorise defences within the present high flight and who is aware of what number of objectives he would rating. One factor appears for sure – if he had been main the road for them this season, Villa would have scored greater than six league objectives by now.