Alan McInally describes the bottom line if Aston Villa sign Idrissa Gueye

Former Aston Villa striker Alan McInally has described his hope if his old club complete a deal for Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

Former Aston Villa striker Alan McInally told talkSPORT show Sports Bar, what he feels is the bottom line in relation to the club’s apparent interest in Idrissa Gueye.

Villa boss Tim Sherwood has been quoted by the Birmingham Mail suggesting the club are working on a deal to bring in the player and McInally is hopeful that the Lille midfielder can have a big impact at the club.

“I’ve not seen much of him – I genuinely don’t know much about him. I can only hope he’s got a decent touch, good vision and that he can see a pass because Villa normally have good players who can do that and make a difference,” he told talkSPORT.

“Hopefully that can help Fabian Delph, the bottom line is that it strengthens the squad.”

Where would Sherwood likely utilise Gueye?

His best position is arguably as a holding midfield man, doing the ugly and gritty work in terms of breaking up the play and offering a defence some extra protection.

There is a gap in Aston Villa’s squad for a player in that position to come in and have an impact and Gueye is well within the bracket of the sort of players that the club can afford.

How will he have an impact on other players?

A solid holding midfielder is worth his weight in gold for any team, because of the freedom he creates for other players.

Individuals like Fabian Delph, Jack Grealish and others would have more licence to get forward and to stay forward, because they know that extra protection is in behind them sitting in the middle of the side.

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