Bruce was asked the name the best player he has played with and against in the Premier League era earlier today.
His response was Eric Cantona and Alan Shearer, but it was more notable for the suggestion that Villa may just be looking to bring in another forward.
“Cantona and Shearer… hopefully by the end of the transfer window we’ll have something like that up-front for ourselves,” the claret and blues boss said.
Bruce’s comments seem to suggest that Villa are still on the hunt for a new striker.
Villa already have an enviable collection of forwards, with the likes of Scott Hogan, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Jonathan Kodjia and Ross McCormack already at the Midlands club.
However, with the future of McCormack uncertain, it could be that Villa make a move to bring in a new number nine before the end of the month.