Dean Smith will have wanted to use this transfer window to boost their chances of making the playoffs.
Aston Villa have only made a few additions, but they were rather impressive ones. Smith will have been well aware that he needed to strengthen between the sticks and so he did- bringing in Lovre Kalinic from KAA Gent, as well as the loan addition of Tyrone Mings from Bournemouth.
It is the lack of transfer activity up top that could boost the confidence of their attacking options to help them on their way to the top-six.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the two biggest winners from Villa’s transfer window.
Anwar El Ghazi
El Ghazi has had to bide his time in the Midlands, waiting until December to get a string of regular games under his belt.
Since then, he has been able to kick on having originally seemed out of favour with Smith.
The 23-year-old will now be able to start more regularly given that Yannick Bolasie’s loan has ended, which will only benefit his development during his time on loan.
Another winger who will benefit from Bolasie’s departure back to Merseyside will be Adomah, with himself, El Ghazi and Bolasie all seemingly alternating for a starting spot or a role off the bench in recent weeks.
The Ghanian international has featured six more times than El Ghazi across all competitions this season, with the former amounting 24 games so far. Both players will be sure to add to that significantly as they are both set to play a key part in the remainder of the season.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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