Emery may not - yet - speak English as fluently as he obviously speaks football, but he is evidently getting his messages across to the people who really count. Mings and Konsa didnвЂ™t have to say those things; Villa fans should be greatly encouraged to hear that Emery and his colleagues have their playersвЂ™ full attention. There should be no language problems between him and the two newest members of the class, however, with Alex Moreno and Jhon Duran enrolling at Villa over the last week. Moreno is a seasoned top-flight player in Spain and will provide strong competition for Lucas DigneвЂ™s place.
5m summer signing Gianluca Scamacca, have managed between them this term. Richard Sutherland, В The Villa Park Podcast, externalThe January window has never been kind to Aston Villa, but Ashley Young's value to the club can't be questioned. Signed in January 2007, he went onto win the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2009 and was part of a hugely successful team under Martin O'Neill. His second stint with the club has possibly been more impressive though, and Young has become a key member of Unai Emery's team at the ripe old age of 37.
Can't fault Ollie and Ings' work rate, but they won't get 20 goals between them. Angers' 22-year-old midfielder Azzedine Ounahi is a target for Aston Villa, but NapoliВ director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli says he is "optimistic" the Italian club can sign the Morocco international. (Sport Mediaset, via Football Italia), externalWant more transfer stories? Read Wednesday's full gossip columnImage source, Getty ImagesFrederic Guilbert has left Aston Villa to join Strasbourg, with whom he spent last season on loan. The French full-back leaves on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.
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Aston Villa - BBC SportTп»їhe confirmed Southampton and Aston Villa team news is in, with kick-off at Villa Park just under an hour away. Follow updates, plus the rest of Saturday's Premier League matches hereFor the latest round of Premier League predictions, Chris Sutton is up against The Courteeners frontman Liam Fray. Sutton's prediction: 1-1Southampton look like they have turned a corner, with a huge win at Everton coming off the back of their progress in both domestic cups. Saints are still bottom of the table but they have something to build on now. It has been interesting to watch James Ward-Prowse play as a number 10, and it seems like a smart move from their manager Nathan Jones.
Emiliano Buendia has scored two goals in his last three Premier League games, as many as he had in his previous 20. Five of his seven league goals for Aston Villa have ended up being the winning goal of the game, with the other two being equalisers in 1-1 draws. We asked for your opinions on what business Aston Villa need to do between now and the end of the January transfer window. Here are some of your comments:Andy: Desperately need a goalscoring centre-forward and a pacey winger. A creative midfielder wouldnвЂ™t go amiss either. Robbie: I think Villa need to sign a prolific striker, goals have become very dry this season so someone to partner Bailey would be a great option.
(90 Min), externalWant more transfer stories? Read Friday's full gossip columnImage source, Getty ImagesUnai Emery confirmed Danny Ings is set to join West Ham and the Aston Villa boss said he will only sign a replacement if they will improve his squad. The Hammers have been in talks over a ВЈ12m move for the 30-year-old striker, who has scored seven goals in 21 Villa appearances so far this season. When asked for an update on Ings, Emery said: "I think he will sign for West Ham. "For us he was a very important player and his commitment was amazing here with his team-mates and he helped to get our performances. As well with me, he was so, so respectful. "The player was thinking or wishing to get it [offer from West Ham] and I decided to let him go because I think for him it was a very good offer and for the club as well.
"Emery was then asked if it is essential Villa bring in an experienced striker as well as Colombia forward Jhon Duran to replace Ings. He said: "We signed Jhon Duran, he is a young player, we want to develop him here to help him have experience here with us, but not really now thinking he is going to be the replacement of Danny Ings. "I will try as well to sign, if we can, one player to really improve the squad as a striker with experience. If he can get his best performances here we will do it.
вЂќThe University of Unai? Mings continues: вЂњThatвЂ™s what you want. If you are focused on absorbing information and trying to improve when you have people around who are pushing that and you are able to soak it up, I think itвЂ™s really key for me at this stage of my career. вЂќYou may at this point be tapping your nose and thinking that you can see what is going on here, Mings being a man of the world; transfer-window time is probably the moment when you most want to be in a managerвЂ™s good books, and is he not out of contract in 18 months? If he wants to stay, perhaps he is trying to be, as it were, teacherвЂ™s pet? If so, I would draw your attention to these remarks from Ezri Konsa, quoted in the same paper.
Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins has recovered from the ankle problem that prompted his substitution last weekend. Recent signing Alex Moreno is likely to make his full debut in place of the injured Lucas Digne, while Matty Cash and Ludwig Augustinsson are fit. Teenage forward Jhon Duran, a ВЈ14. 75m signing from Chicago Fire this week, awaits a UK visa and will not be involved. Who will make Southampton's line-up? Predict Villa's starting XI hereAston Villa are in talks to sign 26-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele, whose contract with Lyon expires in the summer.
As for the worst, the window of 2020 was littered with panic signings, and top of that list has to be Danny Drinkwater. Drastically off the pace during his four appearances, his time at the club ended following a headbutting incident with team-mate JotaВ during training. Who did our other Premier League club supporters pick? Read the full piece hereWest HamВ have made an offer forВ Aston Villa'sВ 30-year-old English striker Danny Ings, with a view to strengthening their forward options as the relegation-threatened side struggle for goals. В (Telegraph - subscription required), externalWant more transfer stories? Read Thursday's full gossip columnMike Taylor, BBC Radio WMAston already gives its name to a well-regarded University, so we will have to think of another label after reading from Tyrone Mings in the Express and Star, external that VillaвЂ™s вЂњcoaching staff have such an impressive attention to detail that IвЂ™m learning every day.
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