Apart from Jack Grealish getting snubbed by Gareth Southgate, there is nothing much happening on the Villa front. Hence why I have not published anything in a while, I think we are all aware the Villa players are away in training camp in South Wales, and they will play a friendly behind closed doors against Bristol City at the weekend.
But I am flabbergasted over Jacks exclusion, lost for words in reality given what Southgate had previously said. It does now appear personal to me, it’s just not logical, and that’s not my Villa bias talking. Jack Grealish was by far the best English midfielder last season, and that was in a struggling Villa side. From a selfish perspective, at least Jack Grealish cannot pick up an injury on England duty.
Tik Tok Season Start Getting Closer
Anyway, In just 25 days Villa will kick off their 2020/21 premier league campaign, and yet to date, we have failed to make a signing. The clock is ticking down and there are only approximately 40 days left until the transfer window shuts. We all know it’s important to get players in as early as possible. But it’s even more important to bring the right players into the club.
It’s also worth noting Villa are not in the same position as last season. Three or four additions will suffice, so while it’s understandable that fans will be a tad concerned over our lack of transfer activity. We can afford to bide our time a little more this season. Villa is also benefiting from the fact that our opening game against Manchester City has been postponed. That gives us an extra week to work with the current group, and extra time to bring in players before our season gets underway.
Although we all know the club will be doing all it can to get our targets over the line. We don’t want a repeat of last season where we never saw the best of Douglas Luiz till near the end of it because he arrived late.
Johan Lange’s Arrival Changes Nothing This Transfer Window
Does the arrival of Johan Lange change any transfer plans Villa had in place? I doubt it, not in the short term anyway. Smith will have sat down with Lange just to reiterate, and make sure Lange knew exactly the type of players Smith wanted to bring in this Window.
Pure speculation on my part but I will be surprised if we don’t see some transfer activity at Bodymoor heath by the middle of next week. Like you, I am left to sift through a trail of breadcrumbs of speculation and rumours. I guess we believe what we like and dismiss what we don’t.
I don’t believe ITK exists, usually, It’s just people making an educated guess. What we do know is the majority of clubs end up in a transfer chain. Waiting on the selling club to get their replacement in, and once that happens we see the snowball/domino effect. Do you think if manchester united had offered 100m for Jack Grealish he would be allowed to go before we signed his replacement?.
Lets remember it’s quality players Villa are now competing for, alongside a whole host of other premier league clubs. As for Gareth Southgate, besides him needing to give his head a wobble. It will be interesting to see what he does in regards to Jack if a player withdraws or gets injured.