Aston Villa don’t have little money to spend, they have basically no money to spend. That’s probably being generous as well, the club are in a bad way and a recent interview Steve Bruce sent the fans into a frenzy by publically announcing that three of the best players will have to be sold for less than their value.
What’s the answer then? Free transfers, no. Villa are apparently struggling that much that, at this stage signing on fees and big wages aren’t an option.
The club would have to sell some big players and more than one or two as well. Loan? Yes. Loans are probably the answer, along with the clubs academy. Harry Wilson, Liverpool youngster could be the tonic.
News this evening is that Villa have now entered what is turning into a frantic chase for Liverpool’s Harry Wilson. The winger made quite an impression on loan at Hull City last season and Villa are one of a number of clubs wanting the player.
Rangers and Steven Gerrard are heavily linked along with most of the bigger Championship clubs, Hull themselves want the player back and Leeds were keen, as well as some of the newly relegated clubs.
Aston Villa have already lost some key players without actually brining in any money. John Terry’s contract wasn’t extended, the wages the one reason for that and Robert Snodgrass and Lewis Grabban returned to their clubs after loan spells, and successful loan spells too.
Replacing those three players alone is impossible given the financial constraints going on at Aston Villa. The summer isn’t going well, in fact it’s awful and the ones really paying the price are the fans, as is always the case at football clubs. The Football League allowed another owner to gamble the club with success, and another has failed.