Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has confirmed that the club will be having significant transfer funds in the summer in order to overhaul the squad, which has become stale in recent seasons. Ever since the departure of Martin O’Neill a few seasons ago, Aston Villa have been struggling in the table.
They have not only been able to get into the top half of the table, but they have been struggling with relegation since then. The arrival of Alex McLeish was not expected to change things a lot, and it certainly has not done anything. Hence, Alex McLeish has said that a significant portion of the profits made by transfers will be reinvested in the squad in the summer.
A number of players including the likes of Stewart Downing and Ashley Young have been sold for a combined profit of around £ 40 million. James Milner has also recently left the club for around £ 24 million, but so far, Aston Villa’s best investment came in the summer when they signed Wigan winger Charles N’Zogbia for around £ 10 million. As a result, Alex McLeish has confirmed that Aston Villa will have significant transfer funds in the summer in order to refresh the squad.
“Yes. Listen, we have tried to do the homework right now because we are being prudent. That is why we have tried to scout as many good Bosmans as we can, but there are targets as well that cost money. I am sure the chairman would do massive wages again as long as it was kept inside the framework and parameters,” McLeish said after the match against Blackburn.
Aston Villa came out of the match with a point after having drawn 1-1 with the team struggling against relegation. This leaves Aston Villa in the 15th position. The best online Premier League betting places them at evens to avoid relegation, which isn’t a bad bet considering the strenght and quality of the squad.