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Aston Villa Transfer Rumours

Aston Villa Transfer Rumours

This is a space for every Villan to catch up on all of the latest headlines about your beloved Aston Villa FC, covering breaking transfer gossip, opinion pieces, features, and fan reactions on social media.

Formed in 1874, one of the oldest clubs in the Premier League, and a founding member of its predecessor the Football League, Dean Smith’s Villa have found their first season back in the English top-flight tough to cope with.

From the start of term to the mad scramble at the end of Deadline Day, rest assured, the Football Transfer Tavern has you covered all year round.

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The Lions went on another spending spree after achieving promotion and spent £22.5m on Brazilian striker Wesley, who became the club’s most expensive buy in the process. In retrospect, this hasn’t worked out as well as intended, as the 23-year-old only scored five goals, and was ruled out for the remainder of the season with a devastating ACL injury.

His teammates Tyrone Mings, Douglas Luiz and Matt Targett occupy most of the top five spots. Mings was heralded as the most important signing to make but has largely underperformed so far.

Fellow defender Targett followed him from the South Coast for £13.95m last July. Worryingly, Villa have still kept the least amount of clean sheets in the league, despite only being behind La Liga giants Real Madrid in terms of net spend in the past two windows. Billionaire owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens aren’t afraid to splash the cash.

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Fans all around Villa Park have cheered on the likes of Stiliyan Petrov, Stewart Downing, Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke over the years.

However, we must give a particular shout-out to former England international Darren Bent, a truly memorable signing who turned out to be a shrewd piece of business in the January window.

Gerard Houllier convinced Randy Lerner to open the accounts and pay a record fee to bring the prolific striker to Birmingham. After scoring on his debut in a famous win over Manchester City, Bent helped Villa climb all the way back up the table to finish in ninth place.

Steve Bruce signed John Terry on a free transfer and the Chelsea legend led the Claret and Blue to the Championship play-off finals.

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Regardless of wherever Villa end up next season, serious changes must be made, although players are bound to leave anyway if the club does ultimately get relegated. The Villans could lose out on Mings and John McGinn.

Club captain Jack Grealish has been one of the hottest topics on the transfer rumour mill in recent months, with reports tipping the midfielder to join Manchester United before the start of September.

If Grealish moves to Manchester, Callum O’Hare would be in the perfect position to make the case for a new contract.

The goalkeepers have made costly mistakes over the course of the campaign. Joe Hart’s contract expires soon and the board would be wise to make a move for the veteran shot-stopper to stem the flow between the posts.

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