Here in the Tavern, Villa fans are dreaming more than ever of a Premier League return. The Villans have really upped their early-season disappointments to become one of the most feared teams in the second division.
One thing is for sure though, Aston Villa will have to evaluate their current squad to see what needs to be improved if they can return to the peak of English football. A lot of their players have been good in the Championship but whether they have what it takes to make the leap up to the Premier League is unknown as of yet.
Our fans have thoroughly examined Villa’s side and would deem it necessary that the Villans eye a striker amid the quality defenders that the Premier League possesses. Therefore, we feel that Everton’s young striker Nikola Vlasic, valued at £7.20 million on Transfermarkt, could turn out to be a smart move from Steve Bruce and the owners.
Having struggled to make a real name for himself so far during his Everton career, Villa could prove to be the perfect club to allow the Croatian forward the game-time he desires. He has only managed to play the full 90 minutes on three occasions whilst at Goodison Park, which seems to be a great waste of his potential.
Whilst Lewis Grabban, Scott Hogan and Jonathan Kodja are all good forwards, they all lack the vital Premier League experience which could prove to be the difference between success and failure if Aston Villa manage to get promoted.
Although Vlasic hasn’t glistened yet for Everton, his pace and explosive movement could yet prove he has what it takes to succeed in the top flight.
Thoughts Villa fans – Could Nikola Vlasic be the answer to Premier League success?