Gabriel Agbonlahor expecting Aston Villa to spend this summer

Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor

Aston Villa are set to invest in their squad, as they aim to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor

Gabriel Agbonlahor has told the Birmingham Mail that he believes Roberto Di Matteo is going to make additions at Villa Park this summer.

Villa are believed to be ready to hand Di Matteo £40 million to spend in the transfer window, and the Italian is set to invest the money in his squad.

The Claret and Blues were awful last season, as they experienced their first ever relegation from the Premier League.

Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor in action with Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri

Villa have already realised that if they are to bounce back from that disappointment, then they must bring in more quality to their squad.

And Agbonlahor would welcome some new recruits joining, even if it would increase the competition for places at the Midlands club.

“I think it’d be nice to bring in some players to give us a hand and I think that’s what the manager will do," the striker said.

“I’ve got a lot of friends at the club, I’ve got a lot of friends as teammates, and the quality they’ve got that I see day in, day out is more than enough to help the club come back up to the Premiership.”

Leicester City's Robert Huth in action with Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor

Agbonlahor’s future is currently in doubt, after he endured a miserable campaign last time around.

The striker frustrated fans with his actions off the pitch, and his performances on it were also well below his best.

The 29-year-old has worked hard over pre-season to get back to peak physical condition, however, and he has suggested that he would like to stay at Villa if Di Matteo affords him the opportunity.

Villa have so far made one signing this summer - bringing in Tommy Elphick from Bournemouth.

Bournemouth's Tommy Elphick

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