The Midlands outfit appointed manager Unai Emery as Steven Gerrard’s successor back in October, and this month is his first opportunity to mold the first-team squad in his image.
Aston Villa transfer news – January
Emery has publicly stated that Villa need ‘someone with different characteristics’ in attack to striker Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings and that he is searching for a ‘specialist winger’.
“We now have two strikers in Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, specifically strikers. If we need someone, we need someone with different characteristics,” the Spanish tactician admitted.
“As well, we are thinking to add one more to the squad. For example, we need a winger. A specialist winger. We are trying to find one.”
Anwar El Ghazi, Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore were all moved on under predecessor Gerrard, while Emi Buendia, Leon Bailey and Philippe Coutinho have all been underwhelming.
Villa have been much improved under the tutelage of Emery, and the acquisition of a talented winger could catapult them up the table even further.
What has Romano said about Aston Villa?
Emery has already pulled off his first acquisition as Villa manager, bringing in left-back Alex Moreno in a £13.3 million deal from Real Betis.
And Romano has disclosed that the Villans ‘will make’ around two or three more signings before the winter transfer window slams shut on January 31.
In an interview with GMS, he said: “I’m sure that Aston Villa will make two to three more signings.”
Who could Aston Villa sign?
last month, Spanish sources revealed that Villa have resumed negotiations with Villarreal for the signature of Arnaut Danjuma.
Transfer insider Dean Jones then informed GMS that the Netherlands international is their ‘first-choice’ target this winter after driving under Emery’s watch with the Yellow Submarine.
Danjuma registered 16 goals and four assists in 34 outings for Villarreal as they reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
However, the Villa could be set to face stiff competition from fellow Premier League side Bournemouth, who sold the 25-year-old to the La Liga side in a £21.3 million deal back in 2021.
It remains to be seen if Villa make a formal offer for Danjuma, but the versatile attacker could be just what Emery is looking for.