Report: Sherwood wants Aston Villa summer signings to be aged 25 or under

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood is reportedly looking to create a youthful Aston Villa side.

According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood only wants to sign players aged 25 or under during this summer's transfer window.

Sherwood only arrived at Villa in February, but has made a huge impact at Villa Park, guiding the club away from the relegation zone and even taking them to an FA Cup final against Arsenal later this month.

With the summer transfer window now approaching, Villa boss Sherwood will be looking to get through the next two games and start planning for next term, where he will be expected to keep Villa away from the relegation zone.

New signings will be required, but The Telegraph report that Sherwood has already set one clear requirement for all potential signings - they must be aged under 25.

Sherwood worked with the Tottenham Under-21 side before managing the senior side, whilst he has also brought youngster Jack Grealish into the Villa first team; with great reward so far.

It's therefore little surprise to see Sherwood reportedly keen to build a young core at Villa, and whilst Grealish will be at the forefront of that, Sherwood is now keen to develop other young players.

ESPN reported on Tuesday that Villa are already in 'advanced talks' to sign 22-year-old Swindon midfielder Massimo Luongo, whilst The Telegraph recently suggested that Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll and Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford are also targets - who are 22 and 21 respectively.

There seems to be a common theme building in terms of age, and now The Telegraph suggest that Sherwood will insist on signings under the age of 25, with the clear idea of building a Villa side for now as well as for the future.

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