Tim Sherwood outlines his transfer policy for Aston Villa

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Sherwood is keen to strengthen his Aston Villa squad, but not at the expense of losing youth talents.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Tim Sherwood outlined his desire to improve Villa’s squad, but whilst keeping youth players involved in the first-team set-up.

Sherwood said: “I think it’s healthy to add quality to your squad. You’ve got to make sure you’re not adding and stopping the pathway of a young player, though.”

This is certainly a promising thought, and one that suggests a bright future for Villa whilst Sherwood is in charge of the Birmingham-based club.

He showed at Tottenham Hotspur that he has no qualms with selecting young players over respected stars if they have the quality to play at Premier League level - the continual absence of Erik Lamela proved that - whilst he has been to thank for Spurs’ young breakthrough this season.

The current Villa head coach has also shown this term at Villa Park that he is keeping the same mentality, with Jack Grealish truly establishing himself as a classy prospect under the former midfielder.

Villa need to strengthen this summer, especially if they do qualify for Europe through FA Cup success, and Sherwood has indicated that he will look to bring in quality.

However, he has also shown a desire to incorporate young players into his set-up, and the likes of Callum Robinson and Lewis Kinsella are sure to start making waves in the first-team next season.

It promises to be a bright future for Villa, after a few years of movement backwards, and whilst Sherwood is in charge, it seems as if the club are bound to progress and build on the great talent that abounds in their current academy set-up.

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