Aston Villa fans have given their thoughts on the type of player manager Dean Smith should look to sign this summer.
Villa are currently sat 19th in the Premier League table and desperately trying to avoid relegation just one year after gaining promotion from the Championship.
Football’s standstill due to the recent pandemic has given the Claret and Blue a little breathing space, but the pressure will firmly be on Smith and his players when and if the season returns.
Looking ahead to the summer transfer market, a lot of business going in and out of Villa Park will depend on the club’s top flight status, and whether or not club captain Jack Grealish leaves.
Discussing the club’s potential summer transfers, Villa fan account on Twitter, @Total_Villa opened about a debate about a new striker being signed.
Villa currently have Mbwana Samatta, Wesley, Keinan Davis and Borja Baston in their ranks, although the latter is expected to leave the club this coming summer.
Opening a debate on the club’s current goalscoring options, fans then discussed the areas they felt Villa needed to improve…
I don’t see how we can bring in another striker for next season if we keep the ones we already have.
Smith plays with a lone striker meaning if we were to bring another one in, we’d have 4 first team strikers (including Davis) having to share game time for 1 starting role #avfc pic.twitter.com/K3YMwDjGga
— Total Villa (@Total_Villa) April 29, 2020
If Samatta stays fit he is our number 1. The guy is top draw, and if he gets the service will get 12 to 15 goals in the Premier league, for me.
— Longclaw82 (@Longclaw9) April 29, 2020
Villa are desperate for a couple of quality wingers/Wing-forwards.
Trez is awful.
El Ghazi is inconsistent and should be a depth player.
Grealish is great on the left but Villa could use the flexibility of playing him wherever they want.
A quality defensive mid is needed 2
— James Howard-White 🦁🦅 (@jhowardwhite) April 29, 2020
To think our recruitment went for wasting £10M per signing rather than buying actual good players for £20-25M.
Not So Marvelous £8M + Instagrammer Luiz £15M. I’d rather have Kalvin Phillips.
— I’m Hard 4 Aston Villa (@Hard4AstonVilla) April 29, 2020
We need another striker, if we’d have had Abraham’s this season he would have scored double figures (look at the chances Wesley missed before injury) and we would probably be 10 points better off
— Bilkosgoals (@bilkosgoals) April 29, 2020
I’m still hoping Smith won’t be there next season 🤞
— Paul Gordon (@paul_gordonh) April 29, 2020
We’re going to need a new Grealish
— kieran (@nobasauras) April 29, 2020
We need x2 wingers and experience CB imo
— David o mahony (@Davidomahony18) April 29, 2020
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