Aston Villa boss Dean Smith revealed in his first Premier League press conference of the season that their summer business was finished claiming he is happy with his current squad…
Dean Smith says there will be no further signings at #avfc this window. Says he's happy with his squad.
— matt maher (@mjmarr_star) August 8, 2019
The news means that Said Benrahma won’t be moving to the West Midlands from Brentford this summer, something which was previously hinted at by Gregg Evans.
It’s news which has left a number of fans worried going into their opening game against Tottenham this weekend.
The club have been linked with options in attack ever since their final signing, midfielder Marvelous Nakamba, was confirmed with reports touting them with moves for Neal Maupay – who joined Brighton, his Brentford teammate Benrahma as well as Jean-Kevin Augustin and Mbaye Diagne.
A number of fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts…
One fan said he was starting to panic that they will be short on options on the wings and up front, claiming that even one winger or striker would have rounded off a great window.
Others labelled back up strikers Jonathan Kodjia and Keinan Davis as ‘bang average’ whilst one member of the Villa Park crowd believed that they would be relegated at the first time of asking as a result.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Gulp. Starting to panic that we’re one/two short on wings and upfront. Even just one of striker or winger would round off a great window. #avfc
— Matt Quinn (@Mattqu) August 8, 2019
Shouldn’t of let green go without a replacement… probably the only thing we’ve done wrong this window
— Jak ? (@JakBatty1) August 8, 2019
Kodjia and Davis bang average, desperate need decent back up for Wes
— George Ginn (@ginny335) August 8, 2019
This is really bad i think, need striker so badly
— Matt Jeffries (@matty__jeff) August 8, 2019
If we don’t get another striker it could be a disaster.. maybe that should have been priority earlier in the window….
— Rob Hardy (@rphardy7_rob) August 8, 2019
Gutting as we are very light up front
— Richard Armstrong (@RicardoAVFC) August 8, 2019
Then we are going back down
— Egg1920 (@egg1920) August 8, 2019