Paul Merson shares his worry about Aston Villa

5 Mar 2000:  Silvinho (L) and Patrick Vieira (R) of Arsenal clash with Paul Merson

Paul Merson thinks that Aston Villa will struggle to score goals this season.

Luis Hernandez of Mexico tries to tackle Paul Merson of England during the Star Sixe's match between England and  Mexico at The O2 Arena on July 15, 2017 in London, England.

Paul Merson said on The Debate show on Sky Sports Main Event on Monday night (10:52pm, August 12, 2019) that he is worried about Aston Villa.

The former Villa star has raised doubts on Dean Smith’s side’s ability to score goals in the Premier League.

Merson has suggested that the Villans will struggle to score goals in the Premier League this season following the departure of Tammy Abraham in the summer.

 

The 21-year-old England international striker scored 26 goals and provided three assists in 40 Championship appearances for Villa last season, according to WhoScored.

The youngster was on loan at Villa last season, and the striker is now back at his parent club, Chelsea.

Merson said on The Debate show on Sky Sports Main Event on Monday night (10:52pm, August 12, 2019): “I worry for Villa and will they score enough goals. I don’t know where the goals are going to come from.

“I don’t know where the goals are going to come from. They lost Tammy Abraham last year who scored all their goals. That’s the worry for me - if they are going to score enough goals.”

England's Paul Merson crosses the ball during the Star Sixes football match between England and Spain at the O2 Arena in London on July 13, 2017.

Scoring goals

Abraham may have gone, but Villa signed Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge in the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old Brazilian has arrived at Villa Park with a strong reputation, and Villa fans should be optimistic that he will score the goals the team need to be successful in the Premier League this season.

Wesley Moraes of Aston Villa celebrates his goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Walsall and Aston Villa at Banks's Stadium on July 24, 2019 in Walsall, England.

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