Aston Villa look set to move on two longstanding scouts in a major reshuffle behind the scenes, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Villa’s major spending plans
Villa spent over £90m during the current campaign on five permanent transfers, and it looks as if another spending spree is on the way at Villa Park.
Owners Wes Edens and Naseef Sawiris have pumped around £400m into the club since taking over in 2018, and according to Football Insider back in March, they will spend big this summer in a bid to keep hold of club captain Jack Grealish.
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The Latest: Friday meeting planned
According to Football Insider, Mick Brown and Alan Wood are set to leave the club.
A Villa source revealed that both Brown and Wood have been told to attend a meeting at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training headquarters on Friday.
The report described the likely parting ways of Brown and Wood as a surprise, with the pair working on potential signings under sporting director Johan Lange.
The Verdict: A bold move
It’s safe to say that Villa’s spending during the 2020/21 campaign has been a lot better than their 2019/20 business.
The likes of Ollie Watkins, Matty Cash and Emiliano Martinez have been revelations under Dean Smith, although the loan signing of Ross Barkley hasn’t really worked out.
However, a number of the arrivals in the 19/20 season have either been injured for large parts of their stay or struggled on the pitch – Wesley Moraes, Tom Heaton, Mbwana Samatta, Bjorn Engels and Jota spring to mind.
It seems as if Villa have their heart set on an off-field revamp, though, which could have real significance to Lange going forward.
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