Our Aston Villa fans here in the Transfer Tavern are very excited to see who Steve Bruce is going to be able to sign when the summer window opens up for business.
The men from Villa Park did not have the season they would have liked in 2016/17 but towards the end of it there were some signs that a promotion challenge could materialise for 2017/18.
Of course, that is easier said than done and Bruce will need to bring in some good players but it appears, at least, that – according to The Birmingham Mail – the club has been handed a boost in the race for Sam Johnstone.
The Man United man was on loan at Villa Park for the second half of the season and did an impressive job leaving many to hope that he will return on a more permanent basis.
And, according to the report, the Villans’ chance of signing him have gone up with Everton apparently switching their sights to Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford.
That, then, could leave Villa free to try and wrap a deal up.
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