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What’s Next for Villa?
Four games to go to the end of the season and most people had written off Aston Villa in terms of Premier League survival in what was ultimate a rebuilding season in their return to English football’s top tier. Seven points off safety, it was looking grim for Dean Smith’s men.
A solid final unbeaten four matches though, finished off with a 1-1 draw at West Ham, and Villa miraculously survived by a point.
Now the Villa picture one is very about the future. If last summer was about adding quantity, this transfer window is very much about adding quality. With the impact of Covid on the football industry, Jack Grealish’s future is not necessarily what the press pack have painted it to be…or willed it to be. Behind the scenes, it seems like the owners are wanting the club’s management to step up the ambition, after consolidating their position in the Premier League.
With Villa’s Football Director Suso Garcia Pitarch, the man who previously led the club’s recruitment, now out of the door, Villa need to get their transfer plan together swiftly, as there’s some pivotal decisions to be made.
Should they get in another number one calibre keeper to compete with an injury-prone Tom Heaton? Can they find a proven goalscorer to improve their striker options? Can the club draft in the type of wide men or midfielder to compliment and convince their current captain, that it might very well be worth sticking around?
In a My Old Man Said podcast show in reaction to ‘Survival Sunday’, we start to discuss what staying up now means for Aston Villa and their captain Jack Grealish. Laying the ground for the discussions to come on the show.
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