Steve Bruce: Aston Villa to announce new signing in next 48 hours

Aston Villa Manager Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce has suggested that Aston Villa are close to making a new addition.

Steve Bruce has told the Birmingham Mail that Aston Villa are hoping to have an announcement on a new signing made in the next 48 hours.

Villa have already brought in one new player this summer, with John Terry arriving.

And it seems that more new additions are heading to Villa in the near future.

Aston Villa Manager Steve Bruce

Bruce said: "When you play for a big club, or you manage a big club like Aston Villa, then you have to have big players who can handle that.

"I hope we can do a bit of business pretty soon.

"If you can get the players in early and get them settled before the season starts it’s obviously an enormous help.

"We hope to be able to announce to something in the next 24 to 48 hours."

Villa’s new arrival is expected to be Sam Johnstone, who has signed on loan from Manchester United - according to the Daily Star.

Johnstone spent the back end of last season on loan to Vila, and impressed during his stint at Villa Park.

Johnstone will go into the new campaign as Villa’s number one, and strengthen Bruce’s goalkeeping options considerably.

At the moment the claret and blues have a shortage of viable players to start in goal.

Villa kick off their season with a match against Hull City at the start of August.

Bruce’s side have been in Portugal on pre-season training, over the past week.

Aston Villa’s Sam Johnstone

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