Ashley Preece has name-checked former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero as a potential Aston Villa target.
The Lowdown: Steer against Chelsea
Dean Smith will have to rely on Jed Steer against Chelsea next weekend when Premier League action returns.
That’s because Emiliano Martinez is away with Argentina and will have to follow quarantine restrictions upon his return, missing the trip to Stamford Bridge as a result.
Should Villa move for Romero?
Yes, get him in!
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The Latest: Preece’s claim
Preece shared a story on Birmingham Live on Thursday, looking at the Villa squad and their respective contracts.
When it came to the goalkeeping department, Preece said Villa are to address their options ahead of another summer of change in 2022.
He then picked out Romero, who is available on a free transfer, as a potential option for Dean Smith.
The Verdict: Time for Villa to swoop?
Villa don’t want to be spending big on a ‘keeper, with Martinez first choice at Villa Park, so picking up Romero on a free could be a shrewd piece of business.
A third shot-stopper on a free transfer would give Smith that extra security at Bodymoor Heath, so perhaps they should look at a cut-price move for a player they were linked with in a £10m transfer last year.
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