Date: 30th December 2020 at 8:20am
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Aston Villa podcaster Neil Dunworth has been sharing his thoughts on the upcoming January transfer window and the potential business the club could look to do in it. 

This comes after Dunworth recently made an appearance on The Villa View Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Dean Smith’s side.

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First up in this Gareth Barry quiz, which club did Villa sign the midfielder from?

On the subject of the January transfer window, Dunworth had this to say on the matter.

He said: “I think the transfer window is going to be tasty for Villa. Now, I don’t think they need to go out and blow budgets, I think probably they just need to carve up the positions as they have done, make sure that they’ve got decent backup, really, and decent options that will come in there.”

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TIF Thoughts on Neil Dunworth’s comments on Villa’s January window…

So far this season, Villa have won eight out of their 14 played games in the league, drawing two and losing four (per BBC Sport).

Looking back to Villa’s summer transfer window, the club spent a total of £74.12 million on bringing in players such as Matty Cash, Ollie Watkins, Emiliano Martinez, Bertrand Traore, whilst signing Ross Barkley on a season-long loan deal.

Taking into account how well Villa have done in the Premier League so far this season and how many players they signed in the previous summer window, it would seem unlikely, as Dunworth said in the podcast, that the club would splash out another large sum of money on signing some new players in January.

In our view, if Smith thinks there are some positions in his squad that could do with filling up or adding some competition, then maybe signing one or two players in January to keep the squad fresh could be beneficial for the club moving forward.