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Atletico Madrid are preparing a potential transfer for Aston Villa defender Matty Cash

Atletico Madrid are planning a swoop for Aston Villa defender Matty Cash this summer as Diego Simeone prioritizes signing a full-back after Kieran Trippier leaves Atletico Madrid keen to acquire Matty Cash’s services this summer Diego Simeone is looking to reshape his squad ahead of the 2022-23 season He wants a new specialist full-back after […]

Aston Villa giant could sign for manager who calls him ‘exceptional’

Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis could be in line for a reunion with Dean Smith at Premier League contenders Norwich City, as reported The sun (February 27, page 61). In 81 league appearances, Davis has scored just four times. But to castigate the loanee from Nottingham Forest for […]

Simon Jordan delivers stark verdict on Rangers since Steven Gerrard exit for Aston Villa

Radio pundit Simon Jordan believes Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard’s “passion” and ability to motivate players is what separates him from Rangers substitute Giovanni van Bronckhorst. Following Old Firm’s loss to Celtic on Wednesday, Gerrard’s former club Rangers fell a point behind rivals Glasgow and sit second in the Scottish Premiership. Before the 41-year-old left […]

Jack Grealish details how Man City improved him where Aston Villa couldn’t

Manchester City playmaker Jack Grealish says Pep Guardiola improved his game at the start of his Blues career after completing his £100million move in the summer. The former Aston Villa striker has been criticized for his displays since making the mega-money transfer from the Midlands as he failed to replicate the creativity he showed at […]

Philippe Coutinho at Aston Villa is entirely down to Steven Gerrard. Time will tell if the bet pays off for both

10:00 GMT Ian DarkESPN.com Writer Close Darke, who hosted matches for the network at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN’s main soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and Champions League since 1982 and has one of the most recognizable footballing voices in the world. […]

Villa perform better when playing with one established striker rather than two – The Athletic

When Danny Ings was rushed through the revolving doors of Villa Park this summer, supporters rubbed their hands in delight. The opportunity to pair a proven Premier League goalscorer with last season’s top scorer Ollie Watkins was so appealing that even the pain of Jack Grealish’s impending exit was beginning to ease. There was high […]

Transfer wishlist named Aston Villa said they needed signatures in January

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is set to make his mark on the squad in the January transfer window as his new side seek a solid second half of the season. Villa has been impressive under the former Liverpool captain, who took over from Dean Smith after being sacked after five consecutive Premier League defeats. […]

What Steven Gerrard brought to Aston Villa

Last month, Aston Villa’s Claret and Blue fan base learned that their manager, Dean Smith, had been sacked by the club for new manager Steven Gerrard. Many felt torn by their club’s decision. Smith had grown up as a Villa fan since he was a child, but many also couldn’t deny that their manager’s results […]

Gerrard ready for emotional Liverpool return with Villa

Soccer Football – Premier League – Aston Villa v Leicester City – Villa Park, Birmingham, Great Britain – December 5th 2021 Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard and Ashley Young celebrate after the game Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register MANCHESTER, England, December 9 (Reuters) […]

Aston Villa news: Steven Gerrard could consider cashing Dean Smith favorite for £ 26.5million

Journalist Luke Hatfield did not rule out the possibility of Aston Villa cash on Tyrone Mings, to supply The price is right. Mings, who signed for £ 26.5million from Bournemouth, is the captain of the Villa Park club, but according to a Spanish media Marca, Newcastle have already identified the England defender as one of […]

Steven Gerrard aims for European football with Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard has said he hopes to secure European football with Aston Villa. Gerrard, 41, was speaking to the press for the first time since leaving Scotland’s Rangers team to take over at Villa Park after Dean Smith was sacked. Villa sit 16th in the Premier League table after a disappointing start to the campaign […]

Supercomputer predicts Aston Villa Premier League final under Steven Gerrard

According to betting experts supercomputer, Villa is expected to end the season in 15th place and is ranked 5/1 to be relegated. Villa currently sits 16th in the table after a lackluster start to the campaign which ultimately cost his job when Dean Smith left. PA: Aston Villa should finish 15th. Since a 1-0 win […]

Angry Villa Fans Revive Twitter on Bailey’s Call | Sports

REGGAE BOY Leon Bailey is the latest Jamaican player to come under the club-against-country controversy, with supporters of his English Premier League club Aston Villa expressing their anger and fear at the player’s international call. Bailey, 24, who signed for Villa from German club Bayer Leverkusen this summer for £ 24million, has been limited to […]

Aston Villa set to target two Southampton players and exploit key weakness

Aston Villa have lost four games in a row and are in desperate need of a display that can end their poor form. Villa have only had one win in their last ten meetings with Southampton, and it arrived on their last visit to St Mary’s after Ross Barkley shot Villa in the lead with […]

Aston Villa triple transfer can solve Dean Smith’s key needs

Aston Villa is stuck in a rut that cannot afford to become much more than a sticky string of bad results. Dean Smith’s side lost four rebound games following the 4-1 loss to West Ham United after also being beaten by Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur. They signed five new players this summer and […]

Chris Sutton reignites debate over Steven Gerrard’s Rangers exit as Aston Villa claims they caught co-host off guard

Chris Sutton reckons Steven Gerrard would leave Rangers for Aston Villa if he got the chance. But not everyone agrees, judging by the surprise response from co-host Robbie Savage. Sutton was speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, discussing the aftermath of Villa’s 4-1 loss to West Ham. A frustrated Villa fan called and suggested it […]

‘Completely folded’ – Pundit sends message to Aston Villa in deep recession

Noel Whelan believes Aston Villa has fallen well below expectations so far this campaign after their heavy spending during the summer transfer window. Whelan said it was time for head coach Dean Smith and the players to take joint responsibility ahead of the next matches. Villa spent nearly £ 90million during the summer transfer window, […]

Huge decision to face Dean Smith ahead of Aston Villa clash with Arsenal

Aston Villa have had a mixed bag of results since switching to a 3-5-2 formation against Chelsea in the 3-0 loss. Despite losing the first game, the performance itself was decent enough to test the system in the games that followed. The team excelled in using it against Everton as they turned the tables and […]

Aston Villa News: ‘Big impact’ – New claim emerges over backstage outings

Luke Hatfield believes Aston Villa felt the effects of John Terry and Richard O’Kelly’s summer outings. Terry left midway through the preseason in order to think about his own future and want to spend more time with his family, while O’Kelly ended his three-year stay at Villa Park just two days before Dean Smith’s side […]

Aston Villa loan ratings: Louie Barry struggles for minutes as Kaine Kesler shines in Swindon – Ashley Preece

Aston Villa could field a whole starting XI of players currently on loan, with loan officer Mile Jedinak keeping an eye on Bromsgrove players in Brugge. From former members of the first squad to the hopes of the youth squad looking to grow from boys to men, here’s our extensive roundup of Villa loans and […]

Aston Villa’s next offensive talent set to follow in the impressive footsteps of Cameron Archer

Aston Villa academy sides have looked murderous this season as they won the EFL Trophy, stepped up the Carabao Cup and sported their fine form in Premier League 2 (PL2) competition. Fans have now familiarized themselves with the names of Cameron Archer and Caleb Chukwuemeka and it’s no shock considering their performances. Both featured in […]

Aston Villa player ratings vs Burton: Cameron Archer simply stunning after superb hat-trick – Ashley Preece

Crash, bang, wallop – Cameron Archer pulled off a stunning hat-trick as Aston Villa’s young guns fought 2-0 to beat Burton 4-2 in the EFL Trophy. Archer, 19, was in incredible form here at Pirelli Stadium as he propelled a memorable home trio against the League One side to take his tally to eight in […]

Kortney Hause shouldn’t need to ‘poach’ Ronaldo and Lukaku to claim Aston Villa adulation

Aston Villa defender Kortney Hause has been making headlines for his impressive performances against Chelsea and Manchester United lately, but should it be a big shock that the former Birmingham City scholar can impress on the bigger scene? Just five years ago, Hause was turning heads at St. George’s Park for his role in the […]

Dean Smith braced for huge Aston Villa blow ahead of Wolves clash

Aston Villa are preparing for another game without Emiliano Martinez after Argentina again opted to call up the goalkeeper for their upcoming internationals. Martinez, 29, has cemented his place as Argentina’s number one over the past 12 months and has been instrumental in their Copa America victory over the summer. The Villa shooter returned to […]

Dean Smith urges Aston Villa to take on Manchester United in Premier League game | Football news

Dean Smith has challenged Aston Villa to prove they can compete with Manchester United as he thinks he did against Chelsea in the Premier League. Villa will travel to Old Trafford on Saturday, sitting 10th in the Premier League table, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s joint top with Chelsea and Liverpool. Smith’s side have lost to […]

‘Shambles’ – Aston Villa flop Danny Drinkwater opens with loan difficulties

Former Aston Villa lender Danny Drinkwater is determined to relaunch his career. Drinkwater is on loan at Reading from Chelsea, signing for Veljko Paunovic’s side last month and helped his new side to a surprise 2-1 victory at Fulham on Saturday. Reading is Drinkwater’s fourth loan away from Chelsea, whom he joined in 2017 from […]

Why Man United against Aston Villa at 12:30 pm this Saturday? Game for unusual reason has been rescheduled and now faces Chelsea against Man City

Manchester United’s next Premier League game against Aston Villa at Old Trafford has been rescheduled. The Red Devils have a 100% winning record at Old Trafford this season, with their only points lost on the road at Southampton. Getty Manchester United’s clash against Aston Villa has been moved However, preparations for their next home game […]

Aston Villa Star reportedly online for an international order

Aston Villa defender Matty Cash are expected to be approached by Poland ahead of the next round of the World Cup qualifiers, according to reports. The full-back, whose mother is Polish, has been on the Poles’ radar for some time but has been hesitant to sign up as he still hopes to be chosen by […]

‘Electric’ – Aston Villa predicted XI against Everton as £ 30million star goes wild – Richard Cusack

Aston Villa is back in action when they host Everton at Villa Park on Saturday (5:30 p.m.). Villa are yet to get their season off to a good start with Dean Smith’s side struggling with injuries and quarantine issues. Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez are expected to be back from their quarantine in Croatia, after […]

Aston Villa vs Everton live stream – how to watch Premier League 21/22 game online

The Aston Villa vs Everton live stream features two teams looking in different directions up or down the table after a mixed start to the 21/22 Premier League season. Aston Villa vs Everton Live Streaming, Date, Time, Channels The Aston Villa vs Everton live stream will take place on Saturday 18 September.â–º Time: 5:30 p.m. […]

Chelsea 3 – 0 A Villa

Romelu Lukaku and Mateo Kovacic scored their first goals at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea as the Blues beat Aston Villa 3-0 to move closer to Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table. On his home debut for the club, Lukaku was brilliantly clinical to finish after Kovacic’s deep ball in the 15th […]

Aston Villa continue transfer of 23-year-old American midfielder Weston McKennie to Juventus in January

ASTON VILLA will review a deal for all-round American Juventus star Weston McKennie in the next window. The 23-year-old midfielder was available late in the market this summer – but neither club would commit to a loan deal that would also include a guaranteed buy. 1 Aston Villa set their sights on Juventus midfielder Weston […]

Aston Villa gave new hope after transfer blow

Kevin Phillips insists every player has a price after Aston Villa target James Ward-Prowse signs a new contract with Southampton. The former Saints striker, speaking exclusively to Football initiate, reacted to St Mary’s latest release. August 19, Southampton announcement Ward-Prowse had signed a new long-term agreement. August 6, Football initiate revealed the Saints had rejected […]

Why Aston Villa’s Emiliano Buendia is more than capable of filling Jack Grealish’s creative void

Aston Villa now faces life without Jack Grealish. Historically, when Villa lost players, they had to scramble to pick up the pieces. This time the situation is very different at Villa Park. It’s time for Dean Smith to hand over the keys to an equally capable player, Emiliano Buendia. Recruiting Aston Villa after losing top […]

Aston Villa fans are all saying the same thing about Jacob Ramsey

Aston Villa players are put to the test at Bodymoor Heath as the new Premier League season approaches, while several youngsters, including Jacob Ramsey, will also have the opportunity to impress in upcoming friendlies. As preparations intensify for the league’s new campaign, head coach Dean Smith and sporting director Johan Lange have been busy in […]

Ravel Morrison really likes £ 30million Aston Villa who reportedly tries to sign

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC via Getty Images Ravel Morrison shared his admiration for Aston Villa’s reported target and Arsenal attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe on Twitter. The former Manchester United prospect posted a simple one-word tweet in response to Arsenal’s post about Smith Rowe. The Gunners have expressed pride in having the […]

The future of Aston Villa’s £ 30million endgame target

Photo by Julian Finney / Getty Images Aston Villa are set to miss Arsenal attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, according to the London Evening Standard. What is the story? The London Evening Standard reports that Arsenal are in the “final stages” of reaching a new deal for Smith Rowe. The 20-year-old attacking midfielder will sign […]

Report: £ 40million player would rather sign for West Ham than Aston Villa

Photo by Michael Regan – The FA / The FA via Getty Images Tammy Abraham would rather join West Ham United than Aston Villa, reports the Daily Mirror. West Ham first choice West Ham and Villa are both keen on the Chelsea striker, although any deal seems difficult to strike. Chelsea apparently want to use […]

Dean Smith’s Bodymoor Heath conversation could make it easier to continue Aston Villa transfer

Aston Villa’s 6-foot teenage sensation Carney Chukwuemeka gears up for another standout campaign in burgundy and blue as Dean Smith prepares to free the 17-year-old in the new season. The midfielder has a “club football specific path” after breaking through to make his Premier League debut at Tottenham on May 19. Chukwuemeka bowed out at […]

Aston Villa announce seven new contracts as FA Youth Cup captain signs huge contract

Aston Villa’s FA Youth Cup winner captain Kaine Kesler has signed a new five-year contract until 2026. The 18-year-old was part of Dean Smith’s first team 12 months ago for the 1-1 draw at Everton before making his FA Cup debut against Liverpool in January. The right-back, who has been part of four Premier League […]

Aston Villa’s grand plan for Villa Park as Christian Purslow signals 2031 intention

Aston Villa plan to redevelop Villa Park over the next two to ten years as fans prepare to return to B6 ahead of the new season. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm plans for Premier League stadiums to welcome full capacity crowds again from August, with Villa set to host Newcastle in front […]

Emile Smith Rowe’s thoughts on Aston Villa transfer interests despite Arsenal’s tough stance

Emile Smith Rowe is said to be “blown away” by Aston Villa’s interest in him as they try to tempt the playmaker at Villa Park. Arsenal have already rejected two offers for the 20-year-old, but Villa are close to making more offers. The Gunners are adamant that Smith Rowe, who became a full-fledged figure in […]

Aston Villa clears Lovre Kalinic on one condition

Aston Villa are reportedly allowing Lovre Kalinic to leave the club this summer if a third-choice keeper can be recruited. According to Birmingham Live, the 31-year-old goalkeeper will be allowed to leave the Villains if the club manage to find a keeper to replace him. Photo by Neville Williams / Aston Villa FC via Getty […]

New West Brom boss Valerien Ismael makes transfer admission amid Aston Villa link

New West Bromwich Albion boss Valerien Ismael has admitted winger Matheus Pereira will likely leave The Hawthorns this summer, amid ties with Aston Villa and a host of other Premier League clubs. The Brazilian was one of the Baggies’ best players last season, but his form was not enough to prevent Albion from returning to […]

Journalist explains Aston Villa’s take on Jack Grealish’s interest

2 minute read 7/6/2021 | 6:16 a.m. Aston Villa still expected interest in Manchester City target Jack Grealish this summer, Express & Star reporter Luke Hatfield said. Reports erupted last month suggesting the Premier League champions would try to sign Villa captain this transfer window, with Sky Sports claiming an offer could be made soon. […]