Aston Villa Splashing the Cash

JL1985

Winger
Douglas Luiz agrees Aston Villa move and Bjorn Engels also a target

Aston Villa have agreed a £15m deal with Manchester City for Brazil Under-23 captain Douglas Luiz - and hope to complete a £7m move for Reims' Belgium Under-21 defender Bjorn Engels.

Villa boss Dean Smith has strengthened his defence with the £20m signing of Tyrone Mings from Bournemouth and Brentford's England Under-21 centre-back Ezri Konsa.

Smith has also completed deals for Kortney Hause and Anwar El Ghazi - who were on loan at the club when they won promotion to the Premier League - along with Southampton left-back Matt Targett, striker Wesley from Club Brugge and midfielder Jota from Birmingham City.

Villa are also pursuing a £10m deal for Egypt midfielder Trezeguet, who plays for Kasimpasa in Turkey.

They are not going to die wondering that's for sure.
 

ReaL Madras

Striker
Staff member
Douglas Luiz agrees Aston Villa move and Bjorn Engels also a target

Aston Villa have agreed a £15m deal with Manchester City for Brazil Under-23 captain Douglas Luiz - and hope to complete a £7m move for Reims' Belgium Under-21 defender Bjorn Engels.

Villa boss Dean Smith has strengthened his defence with the £20m signing of Tyrone Mings from Bournemouth and Brentford's England Under-21 centre-back Ezri Konsa.

Smith has also completed deals for Kortney Hause and Anwar El Ghazi - who were on loan at the club when they won promotion to the Premier League - along with Southampton left-back Matt Targett, striker Wesley from Club Brugge and midfielder Jota from Birmingham City.

Villa are also pursuing a £10m deal for Egypt midfielder Trezeguet, who plays for Kasimpasa in Turkey.

They are not going to die wondering that's for sure.
Not so long ago they nearly did die. This all sounds great on paper, but the reality is that it appears completely irresponsible.
 

Villan

Midfield
Not so long ago they nearly did die. This all sounds great on paper, but the reality is that it appears completely irresponsible.
What does that even mean? We got cash to spend, we needed a bunch of players and we signed them. What's the alternative? Say "No, we'd rather stay in the championship"?
 
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Curlyteeth

Full Back
Who is Douglas Luiz and why have we never heard of him. Being the Brazil u23 captain makes him sound good yet city are letting him go

Aaah, work permit problems....
 
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Villan

Midfield
Fulham proved last year that wholesale changes might not be the way forwards. Never liked Villa so I hope it goes wrong. No offence :lol:
That's fair enough. But there's a big difference between us and Fulham, in terms when the signings were done. IIRC Fulham signed their majority of players on deadline day. We are trying to get most of them in prior to pre-season.
And even if that wasn't the case, you can't expect us not having a go at it. The alternative would be utterly shameful.
 

OOOSH YEAH

Midfield
What does that even mean? We got cash to spend, we needed a bunch of players and we signed them. What's the alternative? Say "No, we'd rather stay in the championship"?
No but 2-3 additions would have sufficed. There’s no need to completely overhaul the side. You’ll likely go down.
 

offmenut

Striker
Who is Douglas Luiz and why have we never heard of him. Being the Brazil u23 captain makes him sound good yet city are letting him go

Aaah, work permit problems....
Young uns who join City are all class and worth a punt.
What could go wrong?
 
What does that even mean? We got cash to spend, we needed a bunch of players and we signed them. What's the alternative? Say "No, we'd rather stay in the championship"?
You've just had a huge increase in TV income, and you've blown at all at once, just on fees. You haven't paid a penny of the extra wages you've just committed to. You only get that increase once. You're perilously close to breaching FFP anyway. You won't be able to repeat this trick next season, even if you stay up. And if you do a Fulham, you're essentially fucked. And all to get your arses tanned more often than not. When are people finally going to cotton on to how rigged and broken the PL is as a sporting competition?
 
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Villan

Midfield
No but 2-3 additions would have sufficed. There’s no need to completely overhaul the side. You’ll likely go down.
You have no clue.

So far we've lost, released and sold (not counting youths):

McCormack
Jedinak
Tuanzebe
Richards
Hutton
Adomah
Whelan
El Ghazi
Bunn
Hause
Gardner
De Laet
Elphick
Abraham
Mings
And Chester is likely done as a footballer so that's another one.

2-3 players. haha.
 
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