In this instalment of our TT Roundup, Football Transfer Tavern have gathered three of the biggest stories to have involved Aston Villa recently and have provided our thoughts on the reports published.
Reports from the Daily Mail suggest that the Villans could be ready to make a move for Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster.
Allegedly, Crystal Palace, Leeds and Swansea could all rival the Birmingham-based side for the forward.
With Villa fighting for survival in the Premier League this season, the inexperienced Brewster might not be exactly what they need to ensure they stay in the division.
Considering he is yet to score a senior goal, there is just not enough evidence to suggest that he can improve their squad. Needing goals to help Wesley up front – who only has four himself – perhaps turning to a player wholly inexperienced when it comes to leading a Premier League attack would be somewhat ill-advised.
INJURY SCUPPERS DEFENDER’S MOVE
Congolese centre half Christian Luyindama has had his chances of moving to a Premier League club scuppered after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.
The report says that he was potentially heading to the Midlands for £12m, but that no longer looks to be a likely move for the defender.
Even if Luyindama has been impressive this season, they are currently well-stocked in defenders, though they don’t have the greatest of defensive records.
Tyrone Mings, Bjorn Engels, Ezri Konsa and Kourtney Hause were all purchased permanently in the summer window, so perhaps they need more than 13 games to find their feet as a unit.
SMITH AFTER EMI BUENDIA
Reports from Sky Sports (via Pink Un) suggest that Dean Smith’s side could be ready to pickpocket one of their relegation rivals of their star players.
Emi Buendia has been in great form this season and has already contributed four assists for his side.
There is no specific fee suggested in the story, though it can be assumed that the Canaries would not let him go easily to a team which they could be fighting to stay in the league.
The Argentine 22-year-old has played in every game so far this season and has earned himself an average rating of 7.01 (WhoScored) from his performances, and even though in an ideal world they may like him, it might be much more difficult in reality.
With the Canaries battling relegation themselves, they’re surely likely to demand a big fee to sell one of their best players halfway through that, if they were to ever sell to a divisional rival. With that in mind, perhaps reevaluating their apparent interest in the summer might be a more financially-savvy way to go.
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