Transfer Focus: Aston Villa’s squad stability strategy would be key after promotion

Aston Villa will look to sign Tammy Abraham, Tyrone Mings and Axel Tuanzebe on a permanent basis if they gain promotion to the Premier League, as reported by The Mirror.

What’s the story?

Villa’s return to the top-flight is far from certain, but the club are caught in that no man’s land where preparations must be made both for life with the big boys and another season in the Championship.

Dean Smith’s men will face off against Derby County at Wembley on May 27th for the chance to take the step up and if they do, the club have big plans to retain some of their key performers this season.

The Mirror say that Abraham, Mings and Tuanzebe, who have 85 appearances between them this term, are all being earmarked for permanent deals.

The paper reckon CEO Christian Purslow will utilise his Chelsea connection to try and sign Abraham, while the club will match any bids made for Bournemouth man Mings.

Also hoping to convince Man United to do a deal for Tuanzebe, it’s clear the club are going for stability rather than a shake-up this summer if promotion is gained.

A viable strategy?

The last thing Villa fans will want after promotion is for the club to yo-yo back to the second-tier, and to achieve top-flight safety than stability is a far safer way to go rather than overhauling the squad.

Promoted Wolves showed this season that by retaining a number of their key Championship performers they could compete as an organised team and unit to surprise most teams in the division above.

Of the trio, Abraham would be the man they’d want to focus on most, with his 26 goals this season demonstrating the potential he holds at 21 years of age.

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Whether they can convince the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United to part with their young talents remains to be seen, but fans should be excited that the club are planning to show a bit of ambition this summer.