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Villa and Gerrard told to complete ‘bargain’ £30m Chelsea transfer
Gallagher, 22, enjoyed a successful loan spell at Crystal Palace which saw him score eight goals and record three assists across 33 Premier League starts. town have already secured the signing of Boubacar Kamara to bolster the midfield but the investment could be set to continue, with Gerrard targeting a number eight style player to join the midfield three he usually opts for.
Speaking in a recent Q&A with Villa fans, BirminghamLive reporter Ashley Preece issued an update regarding Villa’s pursuit of midfield reinforcements where he referenced England midfielder Conor Gallagher. He said: “Villa still not finished in midfield, spot on.
Fresh Villa transfer twist as Trezeguet agent speaks out
There has been a fresh twist surrounding the future of Aston Villa winger Trezeguet.
The Egyptian spent the second half of this season on loan at Istanbul Basaksehir, where he scored six and provided four assists in 13 league games. He joined the club shortly after returning to fitness, following an ACL injury that had ruled him out for almost nine months.
Trezeguet looked to have reached an ‘agreement’ over a €3.5million move to Trabzonspor on Monday, according to reports in Turkey. However, the player’s agent Christian Emile has denied that it is the case and has spoken about the options available to the 27-year-old this summer.
Beale reveals big regret as Gerrard sent Rangers reminder
Michael Beale has one big regret from his time working under Steven Gerrard as an assistant head coach.
the former Aston-Villa assistant left his role with Gerrard at the start of June to take up the vacant managerial post at Queens Park Rangers. The duo had worked together for four years, alongside Gary McAllister and other members of the team who followed Gerrard to Villa Park from Rangers.
Gerrard and Beale, who are both formerly of the Liverpool academy set-up, delivered rangers ‘ first SPL title for a decade in 2021, as they remained unbeaten throughout the season and pipped Old Firm rivals Celtic to the championship. But Beale and Gerrard both regret not winning more titles during their time in Scotland.
Alfredo Morelos’ role to play in double Villa transfer amid Rangers U-turn
Aston Villa and Rangers could renew contact this summer window, seven months after Steven Gerrard left Ibrox.
rangers defender Calvin Bassey is thought to be a target for town this summer, but at £25million Gerrard could pursue cheaper alternatives as he searches for back-up for Lucas Digne. Menawhile, Gers are reportedly one of 14 clubs who are interested in signing cameron archer thissummer.
However, there are lots of moving parts involved in both deals. In Villa’s chase for Bassey, the daily-record claim that Rangers might feel the time is right to sell off 29-year-old left-back Borna Barisic, who fell below the standards he set during the club’s 2020/21 title-winning campaign.
Villa poised for £20million cash injection as Gerrard plots new signings
At least five first-team player sales are still expected to happen at Aston Villa as Steven Gerrard continues to shape-and streamline-his squad ahead of the new season. The head coach has strengthened the spine of his team to bring in Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara, while Robin Olsen and Philippe Coutinho made their loans permanent last month.
Attention has, for the time being, shifted to securing deals away for those no longer required at Villa Park. Matt Targett was the first to leave last month as he joined Newcastle for £13million. Conor Hourihane’s time was called as well as he departed on a free, while Aston Villa remain hopeful Ashley Young will sign a new one-year contract.
To hopeful player sales, here’s a run through of what’s still to happen as sporting director johan lange works overtime to get deals over the line in a bid to strengthen Gerrard’s transfer kitty with three more deals – at left-back, midfield and up front – still in the offing.