With all Aston Villa fans weighing up the various endless transfer rumour mill speculation as we look to a Premier League return in 2019/20, we all have our favourite arrivals and we still have some favoured departures as head coach Dean Smith continues to reshape the group for survival and then kicking on.
The Squad For Next Season forum thread on Vital Villa certainly sparked some thoughts and a few tangents, but it seems a few are largely in agreement witht the below.
A lot of talk in the transfer thread surrounding the size of the squad, the quality of the squad and how many signings are needed, so thought I’d start this thread to open up a bit of debate.
For me, we currently have a squad of 21 players…based on some massive assumptions such as we WILL sign Tyrone Mings, Anwar El Ghazi and Kortney Hause on permanent deals.
We WILL sell or release Ross McCormack, Aaron Tshibola, Gary Gardner (swap for Jota), Scott Hogan, Barney plus one of the four keepers.
So that leaves us with:
2 of Nyland, Kalanic, Sarkic
Given that, I think we need another 5/6 players to give us a 22/23 man senior squad plus 4 kids such as JDH, O’Hare, RHM and Davis.
The main focus has to be in attack as those four there do not look anywhere near Premier League ready.
Also a defensive midfielder is obviously a must, plus a left back and possibly a right back. Finally a right winger is needed following the release of Albert Adomah and the fact Andre Green is miles off.
What’s everyone else’s view? Agree? Disagree?
Would you rip it up even more or hold on to some of the players I’ve got rid of in my head?