It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. Through a run of success through the 1980s and 1990s, Aston Villa were once one of the most successful clubs in England. Their fall from grace however has been a stoic reflection of their fortunes. But the Renaissance beckons, Aston Villa are on the run again for their motto is to rediscover their Midas Touch. Here we list the seven players that Aston Villa could sign in the next transfer window.
An integral cog in the wheel of the Steven Gerrard led Rangers side, Kamara has flattered to deceive, often drawing praises from all quarters for his technical awareness and strength. The step up from the Scottish Premiership to the Premier League is a big one, so Kamara would not be likely to get into the Villa side initially. There is, however, no doubt that would be a shrewd acquisition.
The first word that comes to mind with Kamara is ‘intensity’. He takes strong touches, is very skillful on the ball and while he is not necessarily a crunching tackler, he is very good at making challenges with the pace to get in ahead of his opponent. It’s no surprise to see Premier League clubs sniffing around Kamara.
It must also be remembered that the last player to sign for Villa from Scotland was a certain John McGinn, who has done more than a decent job since his arrival in 2018.
Having made a decent impact at Dean Smith’s Brentford with 13 goals in 54 appearances. In terms of his playing style, the 24-year-old is about as tricky as they come, earning the nickname ‘Algerian Messi’ from some. He is an ultra-skillful dribbler, producing nutmegs aplenty. Benrahma can turn on a sixpence, has remarkable close control and has provided a remarkable amount of assists.
Dean Smith is a huge fan of Benrahma. It’s why he signed him at Brentford, and it’s why he has tried to sign him since arriving at Villa. The only issue is, Benrahma’s form since arriving at Griffin Park has seen him accumulate a huge price tag, estimated to be around £20m.
Rashica has been in hot form for Werder Bremen in recent seasons, ending 2019 with the fifth most goals-per-minute of any forward in Europe. He has hit ten goals in 27 outings this term, which may not sound as impressive, but his side are currently 17th in the 18-team German top division.
It is no secret that since Tammy Abraham’s departure, Aston Villa have been in the hunt for a talented prolific goal-scorer and Rashica fits the bill. The problem here is the price tag of 35 million Euros, as Liverpool are also reported to be keeping tabs on him.