Date: 20th March 2021 at 10:30am
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Villa journalist Gregg Evans has been sharing some details on the upcoming summer transfer window and what the club will look to do depending on where they end the current Premier League season in terms of their league position. 

This comes after Evans recently made an appearance on the episode of The Athletic’s Villa-themed podcast 1874 where he spoke about a variety of topics concerning the Villans.

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On the subject of the possibility of Villa ending this season in a European place and what that could mean in terms of potential summer transfer business, Evans had this to say on the matter.

He said: “The ambition of these , of Dean Smith, of some of the key players, is to become a European football team again, is to be in and amongst those top six, seven, eight teams regularly every single year so, yes, the football club is ready, the stadium is ready, the support base is ready, Villa Park will be packed out every single European game, I’m convinced of that if they get into Europe.

“The club is ready, the owners are ready, they’re willing to back Villa in their quest for success in Europe, into getting to Europe.

“They’re going to spend money again in the summer on improving the squad so, if they’re already in Europe, then maybe that money will be spent even heavily.”

Villa currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League table on 41 points, five points behind Liverpool in sixth place and with two games in hand over the Merseyside club (per BBC Sport).

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TIF Thoughts on Gregg Evans’ comments on Villa and the summer transfer window…

Given how Villa spent a total of £74.12 million on bringing in new players last summer after they just managed to avoid relegation at the end of last season thanks to a 1-1 draw against West Ham United on the day, this shows that the current owners are not shy in investing money into the club to sign players and progress the team forward.

If Villa do end up securing European football next season, there’s every reason that, Evans said in the podcast, the Villa owners will want to sign more players this summer to help them move even further forward as a club, in our view.

However, if Villa want to get into Europe, they will have to improve their form as they have only managed to win one of their six previous league fixtures.