Remi Garde looking far and wide for Aston Villa additions

Aston Villa are currently sat at the bottom of the Premier League table.

Remi Garde has told Aston Villa’s official site that the first criteria he thinks about when attempting to sign a player is that they are good enough to improve his squad.

The French boss insists nationality is of no concern to him, and he is looking for players from every corner of the globe.

Villa are on the hunt for new additions, but Garde admits that things have been difficult for him so far in the January window.

“My first criteria is 'how good is the player I am trying to attract?,” Garde said.

"And, of course, I would like to have a balance because I know this is very important.

"You can look at every team in the Premier League or La Liga or the Bundesliga - in Europe generally - there is a mix.

"You have to accept that without losing the culture of your country and your club, which for me is very important.

"There is a lot of discussion and hopefully the signings will come soon.

"For me, as soon as possible would be better. But it's not as easy as everyone imagines.”

Villa brought in a host of players from France during the summer transfer window, and that decision has been criticised.

Many of Villa’s summer recruits have failed to settle in England, and that has caused them to make a disastrous start to the Premier League season.

However, Garde seems to have no worries about his cosmopolitan squad, and is not ruling out bringing in players from abroad in the coming weeks.

Villa face difficulties attracting players to the club though, due to the start to their season.

The Claret and Blues have failed to win any of their last 19 Premier League matches, and they appear to have little chance of retaining their top flight status.

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