Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard will look to bring in a new centre-back and defensive midfielder in the January window.
That’s according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, talking to Give Me Sport, with a number of Villa fans reacting to the news on social media.
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Gerrard has enjoyed a brilliant start to life at Bodymoor Heath, picking up three wins from a possible four and pushing champions Manchester City all the way in his only defeat at the helm.
Attention is now starting to turn to the January transfer window, and with NSWE promising the manager a huge winter budget last month, many are wondering what areas of the Villa squad he may bolster.
According to O’Rourke, the 41-year-old has identified a centre-back and a defensive midfielder as two priority positions.
Villa fans react
Both Total Villa and The AVFC Faithful shared O’Rourke’s claim on Twitter. Here is what these fans had to say in reply, with many unhappy over the apparent plans and some highlighting Marvelous Nakamba’s transformation under Gerrard.
“why would we need a CB”
“Why? We have 3 seemingly quality CBs…and a capable Hause….and Marvelous has been awesome, with Luiz capable of sitting… main concern is a replacement for Targett (not good enough) and back up for Cash.”
“Really? I don’t think we need either of them right now. Surely left back and maybe a winger with one on their way out?”
“The disrespect on Marv. LB is a must, CB is secondary rn”
“Nakamba been class recently”
“4 quality CBs already? Sounds odd.”
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