Aston Villa have had a good season and their supporters are probably wondering if their club will be looking to bolster the squad in January. Manager Dean Smith spoke about their transfer plans following the draw with Chelsea.
What Dean Smith had to say
As reported by Birmingham Live, Smith was speaking about the transfer window and said: “It’s something we’re obviously looking at but, unless the right thing comes along, we don’t have to jump into the market. I’m thankful we’ve got two great owners who’ve allowed us to spend money on record-signing Ollie Watkins, who’s been fantastic for us.
We’ve brought in five really good players. We’ve got Ross Barkley and Trezeguet to come back to fitness so we feel we’re in a good position but we’ve always got the finger on the pulse, as they say.
I’m thankful to what they’ve given us so far. They’ve been fantastic. The football club is in very good hands with these owners and the supporters certainly appreciate as much as ourselves.”
Supporters should be happy with Villa business so far
The club have had a great start to the Premier League this season and currently sit fifth in the division (SofaScore). It looks very unlikely that they will have to be involved in a relegation dogfight like they were last season. They also have two games in hand and could move into first place if they won them both.
Therefore, it makes perfect sense for Smith to say that the club won’t be too active in the transfer window. The players that were bought in the summer, like Watkins, Barkley and Matty Cash, have been great additions to the squad and have been key components as Villa have had an excellent start to the campaign.
Some more squad depth would be nice but it might be better to look for this next summer as it is never easy to get business done during the January window.
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