Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the club are set to try and acquire multiple signings at the start of 2023 and that they will follow that up by doing the same at the end of the campaign.
Although, the reporter has also suggested that they will find it difficult to land players from Unai Emery’s former club Villarreal in the winter window.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “So, Aston Villa will try for many, many players in the summer and in January. But as of now, there’s still nothing advanced with Villarreal.
“And I think Villarreal will try to protect the players after they lost the manager. They don’t want to lose important players in January.”
This news will come as a huge boost to Emery heading into the January transfer window as it shows that the club are willing to back him with new signings.
NSWE are preparing to bolster the squad ahead of the second half of the season and this will give the new Villa boss the chance to bring in players of his own to shape his team.
He will be able to sign players who suit the way that he wants his side to look moving forward and that is why the predicted transfer movement at the start of 2023 is a significant boost for the Spaniard.
Both of those midfielders have the potential to be incredible signings and supporters should be hoping that they set the standard for the targets NSWE will attempt to sign in the next window.
Calhanoglu has produced nine goals and 16 assists in the Serie A since the start of last season, whilst Kessie plundered 19 goals and four assists in his final two campaigns in the Italian top-flight for Milan before his move to Barcelona in the summer.
Meanwhile, no Villa player managed more than six assists in the Premier League last term and Jacob Ramsey is the club’s top-scoring midfielder in the last 18 months with eight strikes in the division.
This suggests that both of the aforementioned transfer targets could make a huge impact on the squad by providing goal contributions from midfield to fire Emery’s side up the table.
Therefore, NSWE’s plans to sign ‘many players’ is a seismic boost to the manager, providing they are able to secure deals for quality talents – like Calhanoglu and Kessie – in January.