Stan Collymore comments on Aston Villa duo Ahmed Elmohamady and Neil Taylor

Ex-player, now TV pundit Stan Collymore during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Aston Villa will play in the Premier League next season after clinching promotion from the Championship.

Anwar El Ghazi (22) of Aston Villa and Ahmed Elmohamady (27) of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium, London on Monday...

Stan Collymore has suggested on Twitter that Aston Villa duo Ahmed Elmohamady and Neil Taylor are not good enough to play for the club in the Premier League.

The former Villa striker has suggested that 31-year-old right-back Elmohamady and 30-year-old left-back Taylor do not have the engine, legs or strength that modern full-backs need.

Collymore has suggested that the Villans - who will play in the Premier League next season after clinching promotion from the Championship via the playoffs - need to be ruthless and make harsh decisions this summer.

 

Derby County's Mason Mount is put under pressure from Aston Villa's Neil Taylor during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium...

Good players

Elmohamady has been at Villa since 2017 and is an important player for Dean Smith’s side, but the Villans should think about replacing him in the long term, as he is 31 years of age.

Taylor is a very consistent footballer and has extensive Premier League experience, but given that the Wales international is 30 years old, maybe Villa should look at finding a long-term replacement for him as well.

Stan Collymore speaks to media prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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