Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that his old side must go out and buy a new winger following Trezeguet’s injury.
The Egyptian could be out for some time after damaging his ACL in a recent 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, which could leave Villa light as they wait for him to recover and build up his fitness again over what is likely to be a very long period.
Bearing that in mind, Hendrie is convinced that the Villans need to add another wide player to their squad in the summer, an area he feels needed strengthening anyway.
Speaking exclusively to TT about the matter, the ex-Villa star said:
“They’re going to have to strengthen that area because I feel that’s been an area where they haven’t supplied enough to Ollie Watkins at times. He’s created and been amongst his own goals at times.
“So, yeah, not only the ACL, which is so disappointing for Trezeguet, the last thing you want to see is a player getting injured and such a bad injury in that sense, but the build to get back to your full fitness. You’re possibly talking minimum 12 months, so they’re going to have to go and strengthen that area.”
In the meantime, manager Dean Smith will have to rely on the likes of Anwar El Ghazi and Bertrand Traore as Villa continue to battle for a top-half finish and possibly even a European spot, with eight games left to play.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience