Aston Villa Transfers

The Latest Aston Villa FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018

  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:01:40 +0000: Aston Villa’s Scott Hogan sends confident message to Steve Bruce - Aston Villa | The Guardian
    • Striker says his form means manager does not need to buy another forward
    • Scott Hogan excels in No 9 role at Nottingham Forest as Villa target second

    Buoyed by the confidence a striker feels from goals in successive league games, Scott Hogan believes Steve Bruce would be wasting his money buying a centre-forward. Despite Jonathan Kodjia being ruled out for the season with injury, the former Brentford striker is convinced he can score the goals to lead Aston Villa to promotion.

    “I know I can, I believe I can,” Hogan said. “I will tell the manager: ‘Don’t bother. If you want to go and get someone, go on. But he isn’t going to play because I will keep my place. I ain’t giving it up now.’”

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  • Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:30:41 +0000: Scott Hogan strike spoils Aitor Karanka’s start with Nottingham Forest - Aston Villa | The Guardian

    Nottingham Forest have had 11 full-time managers since Aston Villa last opened a calendar year with successive wins in 2009, testimony to how these former European Cup-winning clubs have struggled to get even close to returning to past glories, but Scott Hogan’s winner enabled Villa to climb stealthily up to fourth place in the Championship and deflate Aitor Karanka’s bow in the east Midlands.

    Steve Bruce is content for Villa to be in the mix, five points behind second-placed Derby County, as his authoritative side made it three league wins in a row without conceding, too controlled for an inexperienced Forest team. “That’s what I’ve banked on, the experience and the knowhow,” the Villa manager said. “Firstly, you need to be able to handle playing for Aston Villa, and then to cope when the real tickly bit starts, when the daffodils and the tulips start appearing. We’re only fourth, but we’re in the mix.”

    Related: Football League: Doncaster's Ferguson rages at 'disgusting' refereeing standards

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  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:13:47 +0000: When Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa ruled Europe – and where it went wrong - Aston Villa | The Guardian

    With the two European Cup winners preparing to meet in the Championship, we spoke to Forest and Villa fans about the glory days and where they are now

    By Copa90 for the Guardian Sport Network

    In one way Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa is just another fixture in the mammoth, 46-game long Championship season. Individual results can be brushed off in the second flight, where teams can afford to go months without playing well and still find themselves in the promotion reckoning due to the sheer number of matches played. But for some, especially supporters of a certain age, this match is always an evocative one that turns the clock back 40 years to when these two clubs ruled the continent.

    You won’t find a second flight in which two former European champions come up against each. Is that damning indictment on the clubs or a testament to the strength in depth of English football? It depends on which way you look at it. Both teams find themselves a long way from previous glories, but it’s Forest, led to the summit of the European game under Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in 1979 and 1980, who have suffered the greater decline. They were relegated from the Premier League at just the wrong time, in 1999, and have missed out on the top flight’s economic boom.

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  • Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:33:36 +0000: Seven Championship players who should interest Premier League clubs - Aston Villa | The Guardian

    A few of the Championship’s best players were on show in the FA Cup over the weekend. Here are seven who could step up to the top flight this month

    By Martin Laurence for WhoScored of the Guardian Sport Network

    Football League clubs enjoyed a good weekend in the FA Cup, with a number of Premier League sides coming unstuck. Only eight top-flight teams are guaranteed a place in the fourth round of the Cup, which shows there is plenty of talent below the Premier League. With the transfer window open for business, here are seven players who are ready to make the step up from the Championship.

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    Related: How did West Brom go from midtable to a run of 20 games without a win?

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  • Mon, 01 Jan 2018 20:18:40 +0000: Robert Snodgrass strikes twice for Aston Villa in rout of Bristol City - Aston Villa | The Guardian

    Scott Hogan put Aston Villa on course for their best win of the season with his first Championship goal for the club at Villa Park as they trounced Bristol City 5-0 to move back into the top six.

    After a drab December, with their only victory of the month coming three days previously at Middlesbrough, a Villa side inspired by Jack Grealish began the new year in sparkling form with Robert Snodgrass scoring twice as they consigned City to only their second away defeat of the season, the first having been at Birmingham City in August.

    Related: Robert Snodgrass swoops to nod winner for Aston Villa at Middlesbrough

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Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip has been archived below:

  • Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:01:06 +0000: Villa wait on Terry contract offer - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC
    Aston Villa do not expect immediate progress in their bid to sign John Terry after making him a lucrative contract offer.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:34 +0000: Championship fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC
    Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.
  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:19:02 +0000: Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC
    Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.
  • Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:26:51 +0000: Villa chief executive Wyness suspended - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC
    Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness is suspended from football activity for three weeks for social media misconduct.
  • Thu, 18 May 2017 12:51:32 +0000: CEO Wyness dismisses Villa budget fears - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC
    Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness is confident of signing transfer targets within manager Steve Bruce's budget.

Aston Villa are now looking to strengthen their squad for the up coming season with a large number of new players touted to be on the clubs radar in the closed season. The club has been boosted lately by the resigning of goalkeeper Brad Guzan who left the club at the end of last season. The American keeper has now penned a new lucrative three year deal which will keep him at Villa park until the end of the 2015 season.

Another huge target for the club this season is Blackburns Steven N`Zonzi who is also a top target for Sunderland, Tottenham and Stoke City with the midfielder stating that he has no intention of playing football in the championship. The Frenchman is thought to be available for a fee of around five million pounds and would welcome the chance to play in the English top flight again.

Blackpool winger Matt Phillips is also believed to be on the clubs radar as the championship side looked doomed to lose their influential winger as a host of top flight clubs are now vying for his signature. The twenty one year old has had a brilliant season for his club and now looks set to move to the premier league with clubs such as Everton, Wigan, Reading and Sunderland all in for the winger.

Sheffield United defender Matt Lowton is another target for the Villa Park outfit as Paul Lambert looks to strengthen his back line for the new season and the player is thought to be his top target for his defence. Lowton is now regarded as one of the hottest prospects in English football but Villa will need to fight off stern interest from additional clubs such as feyenoord and Bersiktas.