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Hatfield: Exciting times at Aston Villa, they’re set to have a really good year

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Express and Star journalist Hatfield believes that despite losing Jack Grealish, it’s exciting times at Aston Villa. 

The have completed five deals so far this summer with Danny Ings, Leon Bailey, Ashley Young, Emi Buendia and Axel Tuanzebe all joining the club.

Villa finished 11th in the League table last season on 55 points, with manager Dean Smith adding plenty of quality to his side this summer to give Villa every opportunity of finishing even higher this time around.

Obviously losing Jack Grealish to Manchester City was a blow for Villa, and there was a disappointing opening day loss against Watford, but Hatfield believes that the are still going to have a really good year, telling This is Futbol: “It’s exciting times at Villa. Despite losing Jack Grealish I still think they’re going to have a really good year.

“Bailey’s obviously a really exciting player, Buendia at Norwich was fantastic, creates plenty of chances and his track record is one that’s easy to see. I think you know those players together can combine really well and probably give them a little bit more of a balanced attack, I think that’s the key for them now.”

Villa have been linked with further additions this summer also. The were reported to be interested in Norwich Todd Cantwell, but the Athletic’s Michael Bailey stated that the wont be pursuing a deal for him during this window.

Also, Southampton James Ward-Prowse was linked with the club, with Sky Sports reporting earlier this summer that Villa had a £25m bid turned down by the Saints.

With the additions already made and the links to further additions, it appears that Dean Smith is assembling a very strong League side  and there will be hope amongst the Villa faithful that they can push on even further than last season.

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