Steven Gerrard has told Aston Villa supporters to ‘be excited’ as the January transfer window gets underway.
Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to Brentford on Sunday, the manager outlined the club’s plans, saying: “We’ve identified where we need some support and help and the targets that we are trying to bring in. If we manage to execute those targets in this window, I think the fans can be excited.”
Who might Gerrard target in January?
Gerrard only took over from Dean Smith in November, although this transfer window is his first chance to put his stamp on the squad through player recruitment.
If early reports are to be believed, he may be looking to strengthen at left-back. Fabrizio Romano revealed on Friday night that Villa were interested in Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico, while Bologna’s Aaron Hickey has also been linked this week.
Fan feed Villa Report relayed Gerrard’s comments, and here’s how some supporters responded.
These Villa fans erupt at transfer hint
“Exciting times to be a Villa fan”
“He really does know how to kick off the new year with a bang!!”
“If SG says we can be excited, then be excited.”
“BRING ME HICKEEEEY”
“Oh Stevie we are excited”
“I love Steven Gerrard”
In other news, many Villa fans react to this update on a reported target.
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