Tony Xia updates on Aston Villa transfer plans

New owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

Aston Villa are looking to bring in at least another two players this summer.

New owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

Dr Tony Xia says that he has had a long conversation with Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo, ahead of the new campaign.

Villa kick off their Championship season with a match against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough next weekend.

The Claret and Blues have never played football outside of the Premier League since its inception in 1992, and they are taking a step into the unknown.

Villa’s squad is not yet complete, but Xia suggests that there may still be a wait before Di Matteo gets the two new players he wants.

Villa have been linked with a host of attacking players over the summer so far, but they have been unable to get a deal over the line for a striker.

Villa have made three new signings so far this summer, but they are known to be hunting attacking additions.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo during the press conference

Villa go into the season with the likes of Rudy Gestede, Scott Sinclair and Gabriel Agbonlahor competing for a place up-front.

Di Matteo’s side rounded off their pre-season friendlies with a 3-1 defeat against Middlesbrough yesterday.

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