Aston Villa boss seeks to assure supporters with transfer plans

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has sought to assure supporters that further arrivals are on the way following the capture of Carles Gil.

Paul Lambert has told the Birmingham Mail that he is doing all he can to bring fresh faces into Aston Villa during the January transfer window.

He has already wrapped up a deal for Carles Gil, with the 22-year-old forward joining from Valencia on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

The Spaniard will help to bring added creativity to the Villa ranks in the final third of the field, with goals still in short supply.

Lambert is aware of that issue and is endeavouring to address it.

The Scot says he is pursuing a number of other targets, with there a desire on his part to get fresh faces on board as quickly as possible.

He said in the Birmingham Mail on Wednesday: “I’ve enquired about a lot (of other players) so we’ll see what happens.

“If I can bring one or two more in then I will.

“Also if we could do business as soon as possible we will but it’s never straightforward, as we saw yesterday.”

Villa have gone six Premier League games without a win, so are in need of inspiration from somewhere.

Gil could be the man to provide it, but he will need assistance from elsewhere.

Greater strength in depth at Villa Park will help to raise the collective standard, with Lambert aware of the need to provide competition for places and for rotation to be an option.

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