Aston Villa fans have no need to be concerned about their firepower

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For better or for worse, Aston Villa’s transfer window was a hectic turn of events.

They welcomed no fewer than 12 new faces through the door and took their spending past a colossal £130m.

It was perhaps ironic, therefore, that they did nothing on transfer deadline day.

Whilst other clubs were busy throwing their weight around in the final hours, Dean Smith sat there happy with what they had achieved, stating that no further business was to be done.

Considering the number of deals they had concluded, it wasn’t a great surprise.

However, that didn’t stop certain supporters within the Villa fan base from having concerns. Those lied within their inability to bring in another striker, something that was first addressed after it was revealed Said Benrahma wouldn’t sign.

However, there was further acknowledgements from elsewhere that they perhaps needed a further body.

On one hand, they are right. The Villans head into the new season with Wesley, untested at Premier League level, whilst Jonathan Kodjia will sit as back up following Scott Hogan’s departure to Stoke on loan.

If you glance at the other hand, though, there should be no concerns. Villa fans need to trust Smith, especially after his latest comments regarding the Ivorian.

On deadline day, he told Express & Star: “I feel Jonathan Kodjia’s game is more suited to the Premier League than it was the Championship. I think he can be a big player for us this season.”

And with that alone, there should be confidence pouring from Villa supporters. If Smith is content with what he has, then so should the fandom that engulfs Villa Park on a match day.

After all, this is a squad who has goals in abundance from all over the pitch.

Jack Grealish and John McGinn contributed to double figures in terms of goal contributions last season whilst the threat they’ll have from wide positions is huge.

Trezeguet netted nine times whilst Anwar El Ghazi scored six in 2018/19. Jota, meanwhile, has shown he can bring firepower in pre-season too.

He’s looked in terrific form and scored twice against Walsall whilst his pedigree in the Championship has been on show in the past for Brentford and Birmingham.

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It’s important to consider that was in the league below, but the fact Villa can bag goals from all over the pitch should certainly help club-record signing Wesley.

Another centre forward would have been ideal, but it isn’t disastrous, particularly if you consider the aforementioned factors.

For Villa, it’ll be somewhat of a shock if they end up struggling for goals in 2019/20.

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