It’s fair to say this is going to be a bumpy summer for Aston Villa. The financial ramifications of not winning yesterday will affect them in every way over the next year and getting out of this division is going to become so much harder. Steve Bruce has laid a few things out today via the media.
Bruce confirms that he wants Grealish to stay next season. That he will be having talks with JT over his future – Villa had an option if they went up, not if they didn't. And with 5 out of contract and '2 or 3' loans he is expecting a summer of some change. He wants to stay too.
— Neil Moxley (@Neil_Moxley) May 26, 2018
Aston Villa put everything into this season after having such a poor start last time out. Dropping into the Championship is about stabilising and adding quality players from Championship, players who are experienced and keeping your better players from the Premier League. Villa decided to go full-scale and juts buy a team full of top players form the Championship and some quality Premier League players, but it still didn’t work.
As Neil Moxley has said Steve Bruce wants to keep Jack Grealish. He has turned out to be the star player but he didn’t show up when it mattered yesterday, maybe the Villa midfielder will want to stay and have another crack. His future will be the main priority because there will be Premier League team after Grealish without a doubt, Villa will have to consider selling and Grealish himself may just fancy the change.
The other player mentioned is John Terry. The club had a deal in place that if they gained promotion they could keep Terry on but after failing to achieve the unthinkable will Terry fancy a new challenge, probably the last of his career? Terry would have thought it was nailed on he took Villa up and he could probably have another season in the Premier League but it didn’t work out and Villa will be seriously pushing their luck paying his wages for another season.
The other things to sort are players leaving and loans heading back. Lewis Grabban had a good time at Villa Park and he will be wanted by the club but wages might be an issue again, the fee for a player like that after a successful spell will be a hefty chunk as well. Robert Snodgrass will almost certainly be heading back to West Ham United and his future is probably elsewhere. Villa have a lot of problems to sort this summer, Bruce wanting to stay helps them but surely after spending the money he has the club have to look at where it all went wrong?