Aston Villa podcaster Neil Dunworth has been sharing his thoughts concerning the club and the potential transfer business they could do before the end of the January window.
On the topic of what potential transfer business the club could do before the end of the current winter window, Dunworth had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I think we probably will see someone like maybe Freddie Guilbert or maybe Keinan Davis go on loan to make space for somebody.
“That’s if they even want to bring somebody in, I don’t know. I personally would bring in maybe another striking option. I know people in the comments are probably going to say we don’t need a striker, we’ve got Louie Barry – we’ll see.
“Come Monday, we might either have Louie Barry as people want, or we might have another striking option. Either way, it’ll be exciting come Monday.”
So far during this current transfer window, Villa have signed midfielder Morgan Sanson from French club Olympique Marseille for a fee of £14.22 million.
Looking back to the previous summer transfer window, the Birmingham club spent a total sum of £74.12 million bringing in players such as Matty Cash, Bertrand Traore, Emiliano Martinez and Ollie Watkins, whilst also signing Ross Barkley on a season-long loan from Chelsea (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Neil Dunworth’s comments on potential late transfer business at Villa…
Given how Davis has only made five appearances in the Premier League so far this season with all of them coming off the substitutes’ bench and the fact that Guilbert has not made an appearance in the league at all, it’s understandable why Dunworth thinks the club could potentially let the pair go out on loan this month.
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In our view, Villa should keep hold of Davis for the rest of the season in case there are any injury issues to any of their regular attacking players at any point throughout the remainder of the season – and perhaps that is the reason he remains at the club for the time being, with no sign of a replacement as yet.
However, with Guilbert having only made two senior appearances for Villa in the Carabao Cup, which they are now not involved in anymore, and having not made an appearance since they were defeated by Stoke City in the fourth round back in October, perhaps a loan move away would be beneficial for the Frenchman – but it remains to be seen what activity will take place over the coming days.