As Aston Villa prepare for life back in the Premier League under Dean Smith, plenty of eyes are on the club keeping a watch over who the club in terms of who they might be looking to sign.
The Villans won out at Wembley to regain their place back in the top flight after a three year absence, and manager Smith will be hoping for some serious backing from his board to avoid dropping straight back into the Championship.
Money is bound to be spent by the club as Villa look to bring in new players, but one player who has been linked with a mega money move to the club this weekend has been Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, who fired in an impressive 15 goals in La Liga this season just gone.
However, here in the Tavern, we aren’t too convinced that Gomez is the way to go for Villa, especially for the reported £35m fee that is being touted about should he be allowed to leave Celta.
Sure, his goalscoring record speaks for itself with 30 in 68 starts since arriving at Celta, but it represents a bit risk for Villa to splash such a sum on a player who is untested in the Premier League.
Villa would be running the risk of signing someone on mega money, for mega money, and this is exactly the sort of thing which got them into the initial mess they found themselves in when they were relegated from the Premier League initially.
At 22, Gomez is of course a talent who can go on to become even better, but on your first season back in the top flight, it might not be the wisest move for a club like Villa to make as they look to cement their place back amongst English football’s elite.
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