Aston Villa

El Ghazi and Samba failed to live up to expectations under Bruce

El Ghazi and Samba failed to live up to expectations under Bruce

Aston Villa struggled to ensure consistency under the guidance of Steve Bruce as their promotion hopes continue to fade away.

The Villains will be pleased that they’re now under new management as things just weren’t right under Steve Bruce, with Dean Smith and John Terry now in control at the club.

Indeed, Steve Bruce just wasn’t able to produce positive results during his time at Villa Park this season, which caused for the Villains to drift away from play-off and promotion contention.

However, a couple of Bruce’s signings haven’t helped the cause during their time at the club, so supporters will be hoping for better times under Smith.

With that in mind, these TWO Aston Villa flops were Bruce’s worst signings…

Anwar El Ghazi

Anwar El Ghazi joined on loan from French side LOSC Lille during the summer transfer window and got off to the best possible start under Steve Bruce by producing a goal. But, things have gone downhill since then as he has struggled to have a positive impact, with bench appearances being the only opportunity.

Indeed, the likes of Yannick Bolasie, Albert Adomah and Ahmed El Mohamady all remain above the winger in the pecking order, so he will find it hard to enjoy regular minutes in the side from here on in.

Christopher Samba

Christopher Samba joined on a free during the summer of 2017 but later proved to be one of the worst signings in the club’s history, as he spent more time out of the side than he did on the field for the Villains.

Indeed, the Midlands club are still experiencing defensive issues at this moment in time, but supporters will be pleased that Bruce didn’t make another rash signing similar to the decision to bring Samba to the club.

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