With promotion in sight, the Aston Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern are absolutely delighted. Just one game away from a return to the Premier League, those clad in claret and blue cannot stop celebrating.
Indeed, Mile Jedinak’s 15th-minute strike at the Riverside Stadium gave the Villains enough to get past Tony Pulis’ men and return to Wembley. It’s been a long slog in the Championship for the Midlands giants, though they are now just one game away from the proverbial Promised Land.
Promotion to the Premier League would massively impact their summer – they would be able to attract a higher calibre of player and benefit from the riches of the lucrative television deal. If they make a return, signing a new striker should be high on their list of priorities. Bruce will know goals are vital to surviving.
Despite his poor form of late, Aston Villa should consider a move for their former striker – Christian Benteke. The Belgian has struggled for goals since leaving Liverpool for Crystal Palace in 2016, but the Villains should try to lure him back to the club. Valued at £19.8m by Transfermarkt, a change of scenery could be just what he needs to rediscover his best form.
Benteke enjoyed the best form of his career for Villa, and a familiar environment could help the Belgian international return to his best. If he finds his feet again, Villa could have one of the most feared forwards in the league.
Aston Villa fans, thoughts?