Stan Collymore’s scathing reaction to Aston Villa’s January business

Aston Villa failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Stan Collymore has criticised the lack of transfer business Aston Villa completed over the January window, with the struggling side failing to bring in a single player throughout the month.

Collymore said: “My problem with Aston Villa is quite clear. Aston Villa have added more people to the boardroom than they have to the playing pitch in the January transfer window.”

Villa’s most noticeable work in January was to get rid of a few players, with Philippe Senderos and Jose Angel Crespo the biggest names to leave the club.

Not a single player was brought to Villa Park, and many fans see this as a sign that the club are accepting their fate to be relegated at the end of this season.

Notably, the club did hire people in January, but not a single one was to improve their fortunes on the pitch.

Boardroom members were hired, and Collymore has admitted his big issue is that the club have hired more board members in January than they have added players to their squad.

Even after victory over Norwich City on Saturday, Villa sit cut adrift at the bottom of the table.

They have closed the gap on Sunderland above them to just four points, and Remi Garde will be hoping that the Midlands side continue with their improvement in form to rise out of the relegation places by the end of the season.

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