Date: 27th April 2021 at 2:40pm
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podcaster Dan Bardell has been sharing his thoughts on the upcoming summer transfer window and what potential business the Midlands club could look to do in it. 

This comes after Bardell hosted a recent episode of The Villa View Podcast where he spoke about a range of subjects concerning Dean Smith’s side, including their recent 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion in the League.

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On the topic of the summer transfer window, Bardell had this to say about what potential business the club could look to do in it.

He said: “I think the club are going to be alarmed by what they’ve seen over the last couple of months.

“I don’t think they’d have probably planned to do as much business in the summer. They’ll be looking at the centre of midfield and out wide and be thinking, ‘yeah, we really need to improve here,’ whereas maybe two months ago, they were thinking, ‘oh we might need a player here or a player there, but we don’t need to do major surgery.’

“I think what this bad run has done, it would have opened a few people’s eyes at the club and perhaps the chequebook is going to be out a little bit more than it was going to be prior to [Jack Grealish’s] , that’s what I’d say.”

So far this season, Villa have racked up an incredibly mixed bag of results, winning 13, drawing six and losing 13 of the 32 Premier League games they’ve played (per BBC Sport).

TIF Thoughts on Dan Bardell’s comments on the summer transfer window… 

Given how Villa have only managed to win two out of the 10 Premier League games that Villa have played without Jack Grealish, who is out of action with a shin injury, as Bardell mentioned in the podcast, perhaps signing a quality attacker that can be a suitable replacement for Grealish when he is unavailable should be a priority for the club this summer, in our view.

Where do you think Villa need to strengthen in this summer?

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Midfield

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Also, taking into account how the Midlands club spent a total of £77 million on signing new players during the previous summer window, it’s clear that the owners of the club aren’t shy in spending money to strengthen the squad.

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