Aston Villa who has been promoted to the Premier League at the end of last season is keen to strengthen their team with some new faces.
Their sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch is reported to have a list of players that he is targeting in order to strengthen the team. He said that there is already a good squad at the moment at the club but he knows that they will need some additional signings in order to compete at the highest level.
Aston Villa resume Championship action as they welcome struggling Blackburn to Villa Park on Saturday. The Villans currently occupy the last playoff spot and are looking to continue their good run of form in the league.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has been able to steady the ship since the sacking of Steve Bruce earlier in the season. The clubs has been free-scoring and have also been able to keep the opposition from the back of the net.
The Birmingham City fan that attacked Aston Villa star Jack Grealishin Sunday’s derby game has been jailed as per reports. The 27-year old Paul Mitchell agreed he was guilty as charged at the at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. His actions earned him a 14-week jail sentence and 10-year football ban order.
It was embarrassing that in such high profile televised encounter a fan would overcome all the obstacles and facilities in place to punch a player less than ten minutes in. Mitchell said his actions were intended to be a joke, adding that he was not drunk or not with his full mental capacity when he attacked.
Congo DR international Yannick Bolasie cut short his loan spell at Championship side Aston Villa to return back to his parent club Everton and the reason for his decision has been revealed.
Dean Smith has explained the reason why Bolasie has returned back to Goodison Park, cutting short his stay at Villa Park.
Former Spanish international player Jaunfran has been reportedly appointed as the new club scout of Aston Villa. Juanfran, who is now 42 years old retired from professional football in the year 2016 after spending 6 years of life playing incessantly for La Liga an outfit of Levine, but more than other clubs, he is most remembered for his exceptional spell at the Celta Vigo. Juanfran was a very good player and gave some thrilling performances for his team while playing at Celta Vigo.
When he was playing in Vigo, he got the maiden call-up to the national squad of Spain for the Japan and South Korea World Cup which was to be held in 2002. While interacting with Marca, the sports newspaper of Spain, Juanfran said that he grabbed the opportunity immediately, without giving a second thought after he was contacted by one of his acquaintance who is at present the sporting director of Villa and his name is Jesus Garcia Pitarch and told the newspaper that it was an honor and privilege for him to work and play at such legendary club.
The Frenchman turned down AVFC to come back to his last club – but things are not working out exactly. It has been almost a month since Thierry Henry was the overwhelming favorite of the bookmakers to become the successor of Steve Bruce at Aston Villa. The Frenchman was as short as 1/8 with a lot of outlets after Villa showed out Henry, looking at the coaching staff with the Belgian national team.
The former Arsenal striker held positive talks with Claret and Blue Board, many of whom thought it was all that Henry took his toes. In the end, Henry rejected the opportunity to become the new boss of Ville and decided to cut his lead away from the United Kingdom – unlike his fellow Premier League legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard who were with him in his last club Monaco. Of course, Villa turned to Dean Smith, and the former Brentford boss has experienced mixed fortunes in his first four matches. Again, there has been no “mixed” about the start of Henry.