Aston Villa’s new boss Remi Garde makes January transfer window vow

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Aston Villa brought in a number of French players during the summer.

Newly-appointed Aston Villa boss Remi Garde has vowed not to bring in any French players in January, telling reporters from the Daily Mail that there are already enough at the club.

The Villans were arguably the busiest club on the transfer front during the summer, bringing in a host of new players including as many as four from Ligue 1 plus French-born striker Rudy Gestede.

The strategy of buying from abroad hasn’t worked out for Villa as well as planned, with the club losing nine of their 11 Premier League matches and Tim Sherwood losing his job.

Speaking of possible deals in January, new boss Garde says the club won’t be buying any more French players though he hasn’t completely ruled out adding new recruits from abroad.

“There are enough French players here in the team for now,” the former Lyon boss explained.

“No matter where you come from, the problem is to be good on the field, respect the people, the club and the country where you are playing.

“But saying that, coming from abroad you can also bring something new, bring some outside ideas.”

January transfer window

Considering their position in the table and current predicament, Villa will almost certainly be looking to add new players in January as they seek to preserve their Premier League status against the odds.

The West Midlands outfit are low on confidence and are in need of a real morale-booster, whether that comes from a positive result blood in terms of new quality signings.

Remi Garde undoubtedly has the toughest job in the Premier League at present, with his appointment already being labelled a last throw of the dice by a number of intrigued onlookers.

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