Tim Sherwood admits any new Aston Villa signings will be English

Aston Villa may look into the transfer market again, but only for English players.

Villa have already completed quite a large recruitment drive this summer, but Tim Sherwood has told the Birmingham Mail that he may look to make more signings - but only English players.

He said: “Having English players is crucial because we’re playing in a British league. That core of players is unbelievably important. I would say, if anyone was to become available now, they probably would be coming from the English market.”

The Villains have looked abroad to bring in the majority of their players this summer, with Scott Sinclair, Micah Richards and Mark Bunn the only English signings made.

Ligue 1 has been raided for four players, whilst Jose Angel Crespo arrived from Spain, and Rudy Gestede came from the Championship, although he is a Benin international.

Sherwood was keen to build a British base of players whilst at Tottenham, and he sounds as if he wants to continue that tradition with Villa.

Of course, the overpricing of English players - due to their homegrown status - means that the British market is not the best place to look for players if on a tight budget, and Sherwood has completed impressive signings for little outlay this summer.

Despite the sales of Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke, Villa look to be a strong side on paper, whilst having also made profit after the new signings.

If the club plan to bring in another English player this summer, they will likely be looking at a large financial outlay, but Sherwood may sanction a deal as he intends to build a squad with a British core as he starts his first full season as manager at Villa Park.

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