Steven Gerrard certainly had a busy first transfer window in charge at Villa Park, and he wasted no time in signing players, securing four first-team recruits over the last month including Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne, who have had an instant impact on the side, but the manager isn’t stopping there, as he already eyes up his summer window moves.
Aston Villa journalist, Ashley Preece, held a Q&A with fans to discuss the transfer window and future prospects on BirminghamLive, revealing a huge update on the pursuit of Yves Bissouma.
When asked by a fan about the potential signing of the Brighton star in the summer, Preece replied:
“Bissouma is that little less likely, I get that, but Villa have made him aware of their interest.”
“A lot can change at ‘big clubs’ in the summer and it’s Villa who could well pounce, as Gerrard likes to call it.”
“Villa will give the Bissouma deal a right good go in the summer.”
Aston Villa are already enjoying having the Liverpool legend, Gerrard, as their manager due to his success pulling the side from 16th, just two points off the relegation zone after the first 11 games, to 11th in the Premier League since his appointment in November last year.
Fans will be buzzing that a hot prospect like Bissouma is still on the radar, despite not being able to secure his signature in January, the fact that Gerrard maintains his ambition to improve the squad will excite fans about the future.
After all, this is a player who possesses a phenomenal amount of potential and would immediately improve the manager’s ranks. So far this term, the Mali international has recorded 3.6 successful tackles per match, a number that would top the tree at Villa Park with John McGinn their top performer in that area of the pitch on 2.9 per game.
The only problem Gerrard might have to face in signing the defensive midfielder is that many other Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in securing his signature in the summer, including Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.
Aston Villa will return to action in the Premier League next Wednesday against Leeds United, and they will be hoping to take all three points from the midweek game at Villa Park to break into the top half of the table upon return from the winter break.
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