No ‘major surgery’: Tim Sherwood speaks on summer activity

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood suggests that he does not have to make too many changes to his Aston Villa squad in the summer transfer window.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has told The Sun that he does not plan to make too many changes to his squad for next season.

Speaking to Alan Shearer for The Sun ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal at London’s Wembley Stadium, Sherwood highlighted his plans for the summer transfer window.

“If I can justify that money and make sure I spend it as if it’s my own, then the funds will be there to strengthen,” the former Tottenham Hotspur boss said when asked if he is going to get money to spend in the summer.

“But it won’t be major surgery, I don’t think that is required. There are players here who were perhaps sleeping previously that have come to life and I think I can get more out of them, too.”

While Sherwood does not plan to make too many changes to the squad, he will have to think of ways to compensate for the departing players.

Star defender Ron Vlaar is out of contract, which means that Villa will either have to offer him a good deal or look for a replacement.

Midfielder Tom Cleverley’s loan deal from Manchester United has finished, and Sherwood will want to keep him too.

Regarding the England international, the Villans will not have to pay any transfer fee to United as he will become a free agent at the end of the month.

The big question is whether Villa will be able to hold onto star striker Christian Benteke, who is bound to get offers from top clubs in the Premier League due to his return to form under Sherwood.

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