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Tony Xia has January transfer update for Aston Villa fans

Tony Xia, Owner of Aston Villa looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Tony Xia expects to sign one or two players for Aston Villa in the January transfer window.

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Aston Villa at iPro Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Derby, England.

Last week Steve Bruce lamented that his squad is down to bare bones with as many as nine senior players missing through injuries.

The Villa manager said that he wants to bring in a striker to bolster his attacking department, but understands that he will have to wheel and deal to get through deals, as there are not enough funds to do business.

Dr Tony Xia, Chairman of Aston Villa walks the pitch during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on April 23, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Recently Barry Fry, Peterborough director of football, aimed a dig at the Chinese businessman saying the Villa hierarchy have shown a lack of ambition to take the club back to the Premier League.

He added that he is surprised to see the Villa owners have not backed Bruce to the hilt in the transfer market to sign the players he wants.

Tony Xia has assured the Villa fans that there will be a few additions in the transfer market, although there isn’t much to spend due to Financial Fair Play restrictions.

Tony Xia, Owner of Aston Villa looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Bruce will most likely have to sign players on loans, but Xia has promised that the fans can expect ‘one or two’ new faces in January. He tweeted: 

Aston Villa are fifth in the table with 44 points, three points behind fourth placed Bristol City.  

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