Michael Owen responds to Stan Collymore's tweet about Aston Villa's Wesley

Stan Collymore, Liverpool & Aston Villa former footballer talks during day 3 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 6, 2017 in Manchester,...

Wesley has failed to score in his first two appearances for Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Wesley Moraes of Aston Villa is challenged by Jefferson Lerma of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth  at Villa Park on August 17, 2019 in...

Michael Owen has agreed with Stan Collymore’s suggestion that Aston Villa should bring in specialist coaching for Wesley.

Collymore believes that Villa should bring in Emile Heskey to coach Wesley on how to be a target-man in the Premier League.


Villa spent big on Wesley in the summer, but he has struggled in his first two appearances.

And Owen cannot believe that more specialist coaching is not given to forwards in the modern game.

Villa are relying on Wesley to come good sooner rather than later.

The Brazilian forward has been tasked with leading the line for Dean Smith’s men, but he is yet to get off the mark.

Villa’s only other option, if they do decide to take Wesley out of their team, is to use Jonathan Kodjia or youngster Keinan Davis up top.

Villa are next in action against Everton at Villa Park on Friday evening.

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