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Aston Villa: Fabrizio Romano drops fresh transfer update

After already securing deals for Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne, as well as apparently being close to signing Kerr Smith, Aston Villa have been rather busy in terms of their transfer activity this month.

Even with some time still left in the window, it seems as though the club are eyeing up yet another deal to add a bit of strength and depth to Steven Gerrard’s side.

What’s the news?

In a recent Twitter post from journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Villa “have an agreement on personal terms” with AS Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who is currently on loan with Championship club Sheffield United.

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Romano also said that the Blades have yet to decided whether or not to let him go and that a potential move to Villa would see him join on loan until the end of the season.

Villa have also been linked with a move for West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph in recent days, only for Irons manager David Moyes to come out and say that they have no intention of letting their shot-stopper leave this month.

Along with Romano’s claim of the club apparently agreeing personal terms with Olsen, this shows that Villa are certainly looking to add a goalkeeper to their ranks this month.

With current Villa number one Emiliano Martinez playing in all but one of their Premier League games so far this season, it’s safe to say that any shot-stopper who does make the move to Villa Park this month may not necessarily knock the Argentine out of the team straight away.

Taking this into account, it seems as though Olsen – who is currently picking up £13k-per-week according to Salary Sport – or any other goalkeeper who may come to Villa this month will have to settle with being a backup option not getting regular game-time.

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Labelled a “big presence” by Blades defender John Egan, Olsen has played in 11 Championship games with the Yorkshire club so far this season but has only managed to keep one clean sheet along the way, which suggests that Martinez may not have to be too concerned about his place in the starting XI if Olsen were to join Villa.

Nonetheless, Gerrard would still be elated to have another goalkeeper in his squad with some experience of playing in the Premier League who can add some welcome depth in that area, and Romano’s update suggests that the Swedish netminder could well be in Villa colours by the end of the month.

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