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Aston Villa: Journalist drops disappointing January transfer claim

Having had a rather busy January transfer window so far in terms of bringing new players to the club throughout the month, it seems as though Aston Villa can cross one of their reported targets off their wish list for the time being.

What’s the talk?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Pete O’Rourke had his say on the chances of Villa signing Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, who has been mentioned with a move to Villa Park in recent weeks, before Monday’s transfer deadline.

He said: “Villa are trying hard, I know Steven Gerrard has been on the phone to Liverpool to see if there’s any possibility to get Joe Gomez, as centre-back is a position that Villa are desperate to do before Monday’s deadline, but as things stand right now, I think Joe Gomez will remain at Anfield.”

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With a total of 133 appearances for the Merseyside club under his belt across all competitions, as well as a Premier League title and Champions League triumph, the 24-year-old could have been a very useful asset for the Villans.

With just four Premier League appearances to his name this season, each of which came from the substitutes’ bench, a move to Villa Park could have been particularly tempting for Gomez, especially if he has be able to play regularly under a figure like Gerrard.

However, despite the 41-year-old’s best efforts, it seems as though Liverpool will not be letting the defender leave this month.

Gerrard will be fuming

Gerrard will not be happy that Villa haven’t been able to bring Gomez to the club this month and now look unlikely to secure the 24-year-old’s signature. Indeed, the manager may well be fuming that this long-time target appears to have fallen away.

At least they’ve managed to bring in Calum Chambers from Arsenal in what would presumably have been a better deal for Villa from a financial point of view given how they signed him on a free transfer, whereas Liverpool would likely have wanted a sizeable fee for Gomez.

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Moving forward, it seems as though the speculation surrounding the Liverpool man and a potential move to Villa can be put to bed with Gerrard now having four capable centre-backs in his squad to help the team end the season as strongly as possible.

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