Remi Garde proud that none of Aston Villa's players have asked to move

Remi Garde says all of Aston Villa's players are fully focused on getting them out of trouble.

Remi Garde has told the Tamworth Herald that he is proud that none of Aston Villa’s players have requested a move in January.

Villa are currently sitting eight points away from safety and they have failed to win any of their last 15 Premier League matches.

However, Garde insists that all the players in his squad are determined to help the side push up the standings and they are not thinking about moving elsewhere.

"I am proud that I have not yet seen a player who has come to me and said he wants to leave in January because he's not happy here," Garde said. 

"Maybe it will happen. It will be the time to do that because after that I will need players totally committed with me, and me with my players."

Garde took over from Tim Sherwood at Villa Park, and there was a hope that the Frenchman’s appointment would spark the side into life.

However, any optimism that followed his arrival has quickly evaporated as Villa’s form has remained poor.

The Villans have failed to win any of their first five matches under Garde’s stewardship and their performances have not suggested that a long-awaited victory is imminent.

Villa are expected to spend big in January to try to add some much needed quality, and even though none of their players are actively looking to move, the Telegraph says that Garde will be willing to listen to offers for some members of his first-team squad.

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