Aston Villa have opened talks over their sixth signing of the summer season switch window as sporting director Johan Lange plots a transfer for a thriller striker…
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In keeping with Soccer Insider, the Midlands outfit are engaged on a secret deal to signal an ‘A-list’ ahead within the last few weeks of the window and negotiations are underway over an unnamed participant from the Spanish top-flight.
It’s thought that supervisor Steven Gerrard is eager to land a brand new striker who can be an improve on his present choices of Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins.
Villa have been linked to a number of gamers within the position all through the summer season, most notably Espanyol frontman Raul de Tomas, who scored 17 objectives in LaLiga final season.
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While it stays to be seen precisely who this signing could also be and whether or not it could possibly be somebody of de Tomas’ calibre, it’s definitely thrilling information because it seems as if the membership are ready to again the supervisor with one last marquee signing.
They’ve already splashed out £26m on Diego Carlos, sealed the everlasting arrivals of Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen and landed Boubacar Kamara on a free switch however there’s nonetheless a void to be crammed up prime.
Villa have struggled for objectives beneath the previous Rangers boss as solely Watkins surpassed the double-figure mark final season and on the weekend, they had been thwarted by newly-promoted AFC Bournemouth.
The Cherries restricted Villa to solely two pictures on the right track as Gerrard opted to start out Ings over Watkins.
It might have solely been the opening day of the brand new marketing campaign however it’s a worrying signal that even fellow newcomers Fulham managed extra pictures on the right track of their match towards Champions League finalists Liverpool.
There have been additionally reviews this week that Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens had pumped an additional £30m into the membership, so supporters round Villa Park ought to be relatively excited heading into the ultimate levels of the summer season window.
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