The Villains here in the Tavern are buzzing after extending their Championship winning streak to four games, as Steve Bruce’s side now look to add to their fine run of form.
Aston Villa were a team that many thought would be up there challenging for the title after adding Chelsea legend John Terry to their ranks. But, after a terrible start to proceedings, Villa are now looking on course for a possible promotion place, as they look to make up for lost time.
And, it looks like their chances of promotion have just been boosted. As according to Guillem Balague, Aston Villa are one of three clubs wanting Leonardo Ulloa, with current club Leicester City willing to let him go out on loan with an option to buy.
Aston Villa, Leganés and Levante all want Ulloa. Leicester happy to let him go. It should be a loan deal with an option to buy pic.twitter.com/74kYWi3Yaj
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 21, 2018
The 31-year-old has only featured in four Premier League games so far this season as he continues to lean towards an exit from the King Power Stadium.
Indeed, with Islam Slimani, Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Shinzi Okazaki all ahead of the Argentine in the pecking order, this has sparked interest from the Villains as Claude Puel looks to offload the striker.
Although, Scott Hogan has begun to find his feet recently in the claret and blue shirt with two goals in the weekend’s game against Barnsley. But, with Keinan Davies as the only other forward in the squad, the addition of another striker is a must if Villa are to make a fist of things.
Leonardo Ulloa would be a risk, but one that could pay off.
Having played only four games all season this could lead to a lack of match fitness, and the striker losing his potency. However, having made his name in the Championship at Brighton & Hove Albion, the striker can be brutal at that level if he can manage to rediscover that form.
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