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Aston Villa: Ashley Preece expects two or three more signings

Aston Villa: Ashley Preece expects two or three more signings - Aston Villa

Aston Villa correspondent for Birmingham Live Ashley Preece has provided an exciting Villa Park transfer update, but admits there is ‘no chance’ on one of the club’s targets.

The Lowdown: Villa’s busy summer

Villa haven’t wasted any time in the current transfer window.

They’ve already brought in Emiliano Buendia in a club-record deal, while also signing Ashley Young on a free transfer.

Argentine forward Julian Alvarez has been linked with a move to the Midlands, along with Southampton duo James Ward-Prowse and Oriol Romeu.

Buendia and Young won’t be the club’s only additions this summer, according to Preece, who provided an update on social media.

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The Latest: Preece’s update

Preece posted a link to his story on Twitter on Thursday lunchtime. Within his tweet, he admitted he is expecting Villa to make another two or three signings.

“Chewing the transfer fat & it’s a lively one! Villa still very much active in this window; expecting another two – possibly even three- additions; Smith Rowe remains unlikely; Alvarez an option; CDM & CB cover. #avfc Q&A happening now”

In the story, an update on Emile Smith Rowe was waiting, with Birmingham Live being told there is ‘no chance’ of signing the Arsenal midfielder.

Villa had a £25m offer turned down for the 20-year-old earlier this month and were preparing a second bid, but it doesn’t seem as if he’ll be moving to the Midlands.

How many more signings do Villa need this summer?

1-2

1-2

3-5

3-5

5+

5+

The Verdict: Would it be wise to sign a ‘keeper?

It seems as if a defensive midfielder, centre-back and a forward could be the areas Villa add to before the season begins next month.

However, a backup goalkeeper could also be handy, especially with Tom Heaton set to leave the club when his deal expires at the end of the month.

He looks set to join Manchester United, which will leave Dean Smith with only Emiliano Martinez and Jed Steer as senior options.

Hopefully, Martinez will go through another campaign injury-free, however, if he is sidelined, Smith would then just have Steer to call on.

Signing an experienced shot-stopper who is happy to serve as cover may be a wise option, and there are plenty around on possible free transfers.

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