Sky pundit Jamie Redknapp says he 'worries' about Aston Villa this season

Jamie Redknapp

The Villans have lost some key men this summer, which has a former team-mate of Tim Sherwood concerned.

In terms of what to expect from Aston Villa’s upcoming campaign, it is fair to say that not many have a clue what will happen at Villa Park.

The club have brought in some interesting talents, especially the plethora of lads who have arrived with bags of potential from French football. Micah Richards’ arrival is also something of a gamble considering his injury record.

However, they also lost three key men. Fabian Delph joined Manchester City whilst Christian Benteke made a switch to Liverpool. Add to that the free agent departure of Ron Vlaar and they lost three senior players.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, a former team-mate of Villa manager Tim Sherwood’s at Tottenham Hotspur, has admitted he is worried for Villa this term.

He said in a Sky Sports question and answer session:

"I do worry for Villa after losing those two (Delph and Benteke). They were big players for them - their best two last season. Tim Sherwood has got a really tough task on his hands.

"Micah Richards is a good signing for them, though, while I'm looking forward to seeing Rudy Gestede - he's a brilliant header of the ball. They'll hope he can do what Benteke did for them last year."

Villa fans would also be worried, but the truth is they have done good business to replace them.

Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Veretout are capable of replacing Delph. Jordan Ayew and Gestede are good frontmen, with one more expected to arrive. Meanwhile a quality left-back has finally arrived, in Jordan Amavi.

Villa fans will be hoping this will be enough to be well clear of the relegation zone this campaign.

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