Aston Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern are still hopeful of a Premier League return at the first time of trying, following relegation last year. If they manage to achieve promotion, Villa must use the summer to eye new talent to help in the top flight.
It’s been a real mixed campaign so far for the Villains, having started terribly, but now they look like a team ready to return to the Premier League. The top flight will prove a big step up for some players so that is why it’s essential that Villa search for new players to assist their revival.
One player who could fit the bill is West Ham youngster Edimilson Fernandes, valued at £4.50 million on Transfermarkt. The 21-year-old has been sidelined for the majority of the season but last season gave our fans around the bar glimpses of his potential, especially when scoring against Chelsea to put the Hammers further through the Carabao Cup.
The Swiss youngster definitely has an element of quality about him and this could be a smart addition from Steve Bruce and the Villa board. He has already proven at West Ham that he be a utility player if needed, a trait which could prove helpful. Already he has played, right wing-back, right midfield and central midfield and this provides good cover and competition for players in the Villans squad.
Amid the success of West Ham loanee Robert Snodgrass thus far, Aston Villa should really look at Edimilson Fernandes as another player who could impress at Villa Park. Despite hardly playing this season, Villa could give him the necessary game time needed to prove himself in the top league of English football.