Aston Villa

Sawiris must sign Watkins and Barbet in January

Sawiris must sign Watkins and Barbet in January

Aston Villa will be desperate to pick up where they left off after the international break as they managed to secure a 3-0 victory over Derby County. 

The Villains are currently just four points off a play-off spot after 17 Championship fixtures, so their promotion hopes are very much alive at this moment in time.

Of course, with the January transfer window on the horizon and other teams looking to strengthen to help their own push for promotion, it’s about time Aston Villa started looking at potential additions.

Nassef Sawiris managed to keep Jack Grealish during the summer and drafted in a number of players, so he’ll need to go big once again in January to really impress supporters.

With that in mind, here’s a look at TWO stars that Aston Villa should sign in January…

OLLIE WATKINS

Ollie Watkins has established himself as one of the hottest prospects in English football since moving to Brentford.

The Englishman thrived under the guidance of Dean Smith and has six goals and three assists to his name in the current campaign, so he could definitely play a huge part in Villa’s promotion push.

However, with a number of Premier League clubs possibly looking at signing him in January, the Villains may face an uphill battle to secure his services.

YOANN BARBET

Yoann Barbet was a key player for Dean Smith and is still impressing without him at Brentford to this day. The Frenchman has got a good left-foot and can take set pieces, but only has one goal to his name at this moment in time.

Indeed, the Villains have lacked quality on the left-hand side of the defence with Neil Taylor struggling to put in consistent performances, so swooping in for Barbet in January would be a very smart move.

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