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Speaking on the 1874 Podcast, Gregg Evans has shared an exciting update on Aston Villa’s transfer plans this month.

The journalist has been on the ball when it comes to reporting on Villa transfer news this month, and with Morgan Sanson seemingly set to join the Midlands outfit, the big question on everyone’s minds is if Villa will be doing anything else.

Fortunately, Evans has the answer to that query, and it’s good news for any Villa supporters hoping for a new player through the door.

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“As I’ve been saying, there might be an option to bring an attacker in at one point, what I don’t envisage is Villa increasing their squad by more than one, at the moment it’s minus one isn’t it because Hourihane is gone,” Evans said.

“So, it wouldn’t surprise me if two players came in from now, one of those being Sanson and then potentially a forward, but I do think if they bring a forward in, Davis will go out on loan because pretty much half of the Championship are interested in him at the moment.”

“What you’ve got to remember is they spent £22m on Wesley and up to £34m on Watkins, so that’s a hell of an outlay for two strikers, one who we haven’t even seen anything of for 12 months, so in the back of their mind Wesley is always there, the covid outbreak knocked him back 10 days, so his recovery time is going to take a bit longer because of that.

“Most of the business will be done this summer like it was done last season, that’s where Villa know they can get better value and they can plan in advance for.

“I think if they were to get somebody in this month it might be on loan or a lower-priced deal with the potential to go really big in the summer, because there’s a couple of names I’ve heard mentioned and if they manage to get one of those, then it will really take Villa forward.”

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This is massively exciting on two fronts.

Firstly, it seems as though Villa may strengthen their frontline this month, which is a massive bonus, especially with the Midlands club still in the race for a European spot next season.

However, the most exciting part of this is the news that Villa are looking to spend big on a striker this summer, and while we don’t know the names that Evans was alluding to, it seems as though the players they’re looking at are quality options.

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