This summer marks Gerrard’s first full season at Villa Park and all eyes will be on a big improvement to last. To do that, the manager remains committed to bringing in elite-level operators and, here, we take a look at how each department of Gerrard’s squad could change next season.
Man City are set to pay Aston Villa the second instalment of their £100million Jack Grealish transfer this summer, Football Insider understands. City paid a Premier League-record £100m for the 26-year-old after triggering the release clause in his Villa contract last summer. A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the Grealish fee is being paid in three equal instalments across three transfer windows.
The final payment of £33m is due to be paid in the summer of 2023. The “mega-money” payment structure was agreed between the two clubs before City agreed to meet the £100m clause in Grealish’s Villa contract. The England international also signed a six-year contract worth more than £200,000-a-week as part of the astonishing deal. Continue reading MAN CITY TO REPORTEDLY MAKE GREALISH PAYMENT TO VILLA
West Ham United are reportedly keen to hold on to the services of playmaker Manuel Lanzini amidst the interest from the Premier League duo of Aston Villa and Leeds United.
Lanzini, 28, is said to be considering his future at West Ham United as per the report from TeamTalk. The Argentine international wants more first team opportunities and he’s preparedto leave his London club in the bid to get it. His quest to leave West Ham United in the January transfer window has put interested clubs like Aston Villa and Leeds United on red alert. However, West Ham United boss David Moyes is keen to hang on to the playmaker ahead of the second half of the season thus making it difficult for Leeds United and Aston Villa who are keen to sign the midfielder. Continue reading LANZINI: HAMMERS REBUFF INTEREST FOR PLAYMAKER
Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish has shown just why the club splashed a mammoth £100 million to sign him this summer after a fine showing for the Cityzens in their first UEFA Champions League game of the season. The Sky Blue outfit hosted German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night in their Champions League opener and they turned out in style, thumping the German side 6-3 in what was an overly emphatic tie between the two free-scoring sides.
Everton believe that fellow Premier League team Aston Villa are favourites to sign one of their transfer targets this summer. Burnley winger Dwight McNeil is a target for both Aston Villa and Everton. The Telegraph claimed that the Burnley player will likely leave his team this summer if a £40m bid is lodged for him.
McNeil, 21, is widely regarded as one of the most exciting talents in the Premier League. He is one of the first names on the teamsheet at Burnley. The Clarets winger has an attacking output of seven goals and 16 assists in the Premier League. Continue reading VILLA, FAVOURITES FOR MCNEIL
Aston Villa are reportedly not willing to meet with Chelsea’s asking price for striker Tammy Abraham after the Blues remained adamant that they were not going to accept anything less than £30 million for the England international striker. Abraham has long been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and has been carefully exploring his options in a bid to accept the best offer available to him.
Premier League club Aston Villa remain at the front of the queue of the clubs that are interested in the 23-year-old forward who is now set to call time on his Blues career after being unable to convince manager Thomas Tuchel that he has what it takes to lead the club’s attack. Timo Werner is the favored Chelsea front an and the German international star has been getting more game time than the club’s other strikers combined. Continue reading VILLA RELUCTANT TO PAY ABRAHAM’S TRANSFER FEE
There have been times this season when Arsenal had clear opportunities and chances to win games, but they ended up failing to do so and it has gone on to affect them largely this season. The Gunners are not where they want to be at the moment in the Premier League table, but they have their inconsistencies to blame for their misfortunes.
In their last Premier League game against Fulham, which they played at home, they ended up playing out a 1-1 draw against a side they were initially expected to win against. They put up a dismal performance and failed to make the most of the chances they had, meaning they had to settle for a draw and a point on their home turf. Continue reading ARTETA GIVES OUT ARSENAL TRANSFER HINT
Premier League club Aston Villa have announced that they have completed the signing of Morgan Sanson after striking an agreement with the player’s former club. The Villans arrived at an agreement with French Ligue 1 outfit Marseille after both clubs agreed at a £14 million fee for the transfer of the player.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is a longtime admirer of Sanson and had been monitoring the player since last season. The boss wanted to make a move for the player last summer but eventually moved against the idea after Marseille were demanding a fee that he considered too high. Continue reading ASTON VILLA ANNOUNCE THE SIGNING OF SANSON
Aston Villa welcome Premier League champions, Liverpool, to Villa Park in the third round of the FA Cup in Friday night and they will be looking to secure another win over Jurgen Klopp’s inconsistent side after the early-season 7-2 thrashing of the Anfield Club.
Aston Villa were gifted one whole week to prepare for the clash as they will not be involved in any Premier League action till they clash with the Reds. Regardless of the outcome of this fixture, Aston Villa fans will still hold their 7-2 win over Liverpool in the opening stages of the current campaign at heart and won’t forget in a hurry.