Ben Woodburn would be great for Aston Villa, but Charlie Adam wouldn't

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa gives his team instructions during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London,...

Steve Bruce's Aston Villa side have been linked with the pair in recent times.

Ben Woodburn of Wales in action during Wales training ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers at Vale Hotel on October 2, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Ben Woodburn would be a great addition for Aston Villa, but Charlie Adam should be passed up.

According to The Sun on Sunday (29/07, page 63), Villa are set to be offered the opportunity to sign Adam, but there is no way they should complete such a deal.

Villa have had a tendency to sign veteran players in recent years, and those transfer plans have rather backfired lately.


The claret and blues were plunged into financial troubles, with the wages they were paying proving to be problematic.

The additions of the likes of John Terry and Mile Jedinak unquestionably improved Villa, but Ross McCormack and Micah Richards are sat in the reserves on huge contracts.

If Villa signed Adam it would prove that nothing around the club had changed, and it is hard to see exactly what he would offer Steve Bruce’s side that they don’t already have.

Stoke player Charlie Adam in action during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Bet365 Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Woodburn, on the other hand, could be an excellent addition to Villa’s squad.

The Liverpool forward is said to be on the verge of a move to Villa Park, according to the Telegraph.

Woodburn would offer Villa pace, energy and a youthful exuberance in their attack, which was missing at times last term.

And if Woodburn could work in tandem with Andre Green on either flank, then things could start to look very exciting for the claret and blues.

Liverpool FC forward Ben Woodburn looks on during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22 2017, in Hong Kong, Hong...

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