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Aston Villa: Journalist drops summer transfer claim

Aston Villa have shown over the past few years just how capable they are when it comes to spending money on bringing new players to the club such as Emi Buendia, Danny Ings and Lucas Digne to name just a few of their more recent recruits.

With the summer transfer window set to open for business at the end of the season, it seems as though a clue has emerged as to what the Villans could be looking to do during the window.

What’s the talk?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Dean Jones had this to say about Villa and what he thinks they will be doing during the summer window.

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He said: “I think there will be quite a lot of exits at Villa. I think that [Steven] Gerrard will almost demand that because he needs to get a grip on this squad and have it reflect his own identity and personality.”

Fans will be buzzing

Taking into account how the Midlands club moved a number of their current players out on loan deals during January such as Matt Targett, Anwar El Ghazi, Trezeguet and Wesley among others, these are the sort of players that would seem the likeliest to be sold on a permanent basis in the summer if they aren’t likely to be regular first-team players.

If those did depart permanently, then fans would surely be delighted considering their previous exploits in the Midlands.

With the likes of Trezeguet and Wesley only managing to score a combined total of 15 goals in 90 appearances for the club between them, there’s a good chance that they not be seen as having the sort of attacking quality that is needed for the current Villa boss to reach his ambitions of taking the club into Europe.

Seeing this sort of ruthlessness and getting rid of some of the deadwood currently on the books at the Midlands club would also presumably make a lot of fans happy as well, especially if better-quality players come in to replace whoever leaves.

However, even some of the individuals currently in the squad could be in danger of getting moved out if they don’t fit in with Gerrard’s plans or aren’t seen as being of good enough quality to play for the club.

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If Villa are looking at getting rid of a significant number of players during the summer, this surely suggests that they would then need to look at bringing some new faces in as replacements. That is an eventuality that would surely excite supporters as they gear up to see who joins the club in what would be Gerrard’s first summer transfer window as their manager.

Having been linked with mega-money moves for midfielders Yves Bissouma and Wilfred Ndidi this summer, if the Villans are able to pick up as much money as they can from selling their deadwood, they could then use whatever money they pick up to fund a move for either of those two players.

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