Villa keen to further strengthen squad

Last Updated: 01/08/19 8:16pm

Dean Smith has already signed 12 players this summer
Dean Smith has already signed 12 players this summer

Aston Villa remain active in this summer’s transfer market and want to further strengthen their squad, despite spending more than £140m on 12 new signings already, Sky Sports News understands.

Sky Sports News has been told Dean Smith is keen to add two more players to his squad before the window closes at 5pm next Thursday.

Earlier in this window, Sky sources indicated Villa were interested in Brentford duo Said Benrahma and Neil Maupay, with Smith confident that both of his former players at Griffin Park could make the step up needed to perform in the Premier League.

While Villa have balked at the £20m asking fee for both Maupay and Benrahma, they could still yet approach Brentford to try to strike a deal, although it is understood they also have other targets.

Villa completed a double-signing on Thursday with Marvelous Nakamba’s arrival from Club Brugge coming shortly after the club announced the capture of Tom Heaton from Burnley.

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Source : Sky Sports