With Aston Villa set to appoint Roberto Di Matteo, according to the Sun, we take a look at who his first three signings should be.
If Villa are serious about bouncing back from relegation, they are going to need a striker who guarantees them goals.
The Claret and Blues are likely to lose Jordan Ayew this summer, meaning signing a new front man should be at the top of the list of priorities.
McCormack has scored prolifically at Championship level for the past three seasons, and his addition at Villa would show that they mean business.
QPR are willing to part with Caulker, and he would strengthen Villa’s defensive line.
The Midlands side struggled to find an effective centre-back pairing this past term, but Caulker’s arrival would help to improve Di Matteo’s options in defence.
Villa need a player who can provide some excitement to their supporters and Tomlin would certainly do that.
While the striker may not be the hardest worker, his ability in possession is top class - and he has shown his effectiveness at Bristol City this past season.
Tomlin would offer Villa some increased creativity in their line-up, which has been desperately lacking in recent times, and he could become a real fans’ favourite if he made the move to the Midlands club.