According to Football Insider, the Midlands outfit are working on a secret deal to sign an ‘A-list’ forward in the final few weeks of the window and negotiations are underway over an unnamed player from the Spanish top-flight.
It’s thought that manager Steven Gerrard is keen to land a new striker who would be an upgrade on his current options of Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins.
Whilst it remains to be seen exactly who this signing may be and whether it could be someone of de Tomas’ calibre, it is certainly exciting news as it appears as if the club are prepared to back the manager with one final marquee signing.
They have already splashed out £26m on Diego Carlos, sealed the permanent arrivals of Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen and landed Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer but there’s still a void to be filled up top.
The Cherries restricted Villa to only two shots on target as Gerrard opted to start Ings over Watkins.
It may have only been the opening day of the new campaign but it’s a worrying sign that even fellow newcomers Fulham managed more shots on target in their match against Champions League finalists Liverpool.
There were also reports this week that Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens had pumped a further £30m into the club, so supporters around Villa Park should be rather excited heading into the final stages of the summer window.
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