Aston Villa Set To Scramble For New Players
English Premier League club Aston Villa could be in a for a huge summer of spending – report says.
The Dean Smith’s side forked out £120m on new players last summer and now they could spend another £100m on a handful of average players. It appears that despite rather wasting their money on only finishing 17th, they haven’t learned their lesson – that’s unless they sign proven players.
Villa’s transfer window is expected to be a busy one. They’ve been linked with cheaper moves for the likes of Fabio Borini but there are more eye-catching moves touted for individuals like Brentford midfielder Said Benrahma and Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
It’s believed the latter could cost somewhere in the region of £40m, so the Villans would have to break their transfer record if they see him as a genuine target.
However, £15m below that value is a player in the Championship, someone that missed out on Premier League life at the very final hurdle. Coincidentally, it could also be a reunion for Smith.
Villa are also believed to be interested in signing Brentford striker Oliver Watkins who scored 26 goals in all competitions last season. The 24-year-old might also be interested to join Villa as his club Brentford failed to earn a promotion to the English top-flight after losing 1-2 to Fulham in the playoffs final.