Aston Villa have struggled in entrance of purpose thus far in pre-season however a brand new striker shouldn’t be considered among the many priorities earlier than the switch deadline on September 1st…
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That’s in accordance with Birmingham Mail journalist Ashley Preece, who revealed the newest replace on the Villans’ plans this window throughout a current Q&A with supporters.
After one fan requested whether or not a striker was a precedence as Villa haven’t been scientific or ruthless sufficient over in Australia, the dependable reporter responded with simply seven phrases to dampen the temper again within the Midlands.
“Striker shouldn’t be a prime precedence, no,” he mentioned.
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This revelation will remember to go away a lot of the Villa Park trustworthy completely gutted, if not fuming, as many need to see a brand new talisman by means of the door – particularly after being linked to the likes of Jonathan David and even Luis Suarez.
Final season, Ollie Watkins (11) was the one participant to hit double figures within the Premier League. Danny Ings lagged behind on seven targets, regardless of that includes in 30 of their 38 matches, as per WhoScored.
talkSPORT’s Alex Criminal believes that supervisor Steven Gerrard is “scouring the market” for a brand new frontman and that any arrival would significantly affect Ings’ probabilities of remaining in his plans.
However that now not seems to be the case.
It’s true that Villa have appeared futile in entrance of purpose this pre-season. In opposition to previous foes Leeds United just a few days in the past, solely a penalty from the aforementioned former Southampton man separated the 2 sides.
Preece additionally famous after the sport that Ings might properly have picked up an harm – an all too frequent scenario. ‘Seems to have a difficulty along with his foot/ankle having obtained prolonged medical remedy,’ he wrote.
If he’s going through additional time on the remedy desk, then a brand new striker might definitely be required, if it wasn’t already.
So, this newest replace isn’t prone to be excellent news for Villa supporters again in England.
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