Date: 12th June 2019 at 7:30pm
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Senior officials are currently considering as many as seven new signings, according to the Birmingham Mail.

The newspaper have claimed that Dean Smith still remains hopeful of bringing in Tyrone Mings on a permanent deal despite no progress being made with Bournemouth.

The Birmingham Mail reports that not all of the deals will be completed before the players return for pre-season.

Villa CEO has also insisted that the club will need to construct a careful plan before their return to the Premier League and the report claims that the Villans will not be spending money on new contracts for players early in the season.

OPINION

It is clear that Aston Villa needed a slight overhaul in the summer. Their defence was one of the leakiest in the Championship before the arrival of players such as Mings and Axel Tuanzebe. Dean Smith transformed the club when he arrived midway through last season, and he will need to do it once again as his boyhood club prepares for life back in the Premier League. The Villa recruitment team seem to have been working overtime as they reportedly consider a potential seven new signings. This will definitely be worth it should they be able to improve the side in a push for survival next season. Purslow is right to want to construct a careful plan during the summer, should Villa splash the cash on many new arrivals and they fail, the club could be left with a lot of expensive players. This sensible attitude could see Villa go far in the top-flight, with sustainability in the Premier League definitely at the top of their minds for the years to come.