Aston Villa Transfers

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  • Mon, 27 May 2024 16:32:47 +0000: Aston Villa hand Unai Emery five-year contract as Champions League looms - Aston Villa | The Guardian
    • Long term deal is reward for success of 2023-24 season
    • Luton’s Ross Barkley in club’s sights as summer signing

    Unai Emery has signed a five-year contract with Aston Villa until 2029 in a major boost for the club as they prepare for their first season in the Champions League.

    Villa’s co-owners, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, made it their top priority to secure Emery with a new long‑term deal this summer after an excellent Premier League campaign. Villa finished fourth in the league, which meant qualifying for Europe’s premier competition for the first time since 1982-83, the season after they won the European Cup.

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  • Thu, 23 May 2024 09:00:04 +0000: An A for Villa to an F for Man Utd: how US owners have fared in European football - Aston Villa | The Guardian

    American billionaires and investment firms now control teams across Europe. Their stewardship varies wildly in quality

    It might have taken the USA generations to take soccer seriously as a sport, but the country’s reach across the English and European game continues to grow, particularly when it comes to club ownership. Indeed, American entrepreneurs, moguls and general wealth-hoarders are now commonplace in boardrooms across world soccer.

    No fewer than nine Premier League clubs are majority owned by Americans – and that’s without even mentioning clubs lower down the pyramid such as Birmingham City and Wrexham (although Canada could claim that one too). Across continental Europe, too, there is a current of American ownership gathering pace – Serie A has proved particularly attractive recently.

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  • Mon, 20 May 2024 14:26:20 +0000: Aston Villa closing on deal to sign Ross Barkley from Luton - Aston Villa | The Guardian
    • Barkley spent time on loan at Villa from Chelsea
    • Midfielder expected to be available for modest fee

    Aston Villa are closing on a deal to re-sign Ross Barkley on a permanent basis, four years after the midfielder joined on loan from Chelsea. Villa want to strengthen their squad for their first season in the Champions League or European Cup since 1982-83.

    The 30-year-old, capped by England 33 times, excelled for Luton when joining on a free last summer, after a spell in Ligue 1 with Nice. Luton, who have been relegated, never disclosed the length of Barkley’s contract but it is thought to run into next season. Last month, Barkley said: “I want to play in the Premier League. I want to play in Europe again … I feel like for the next three years maybe I’ll still be in my prime years.”

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  • Mon, 20 May 2024 13:00:06 +0000: Story of the season: the best photos from the 2023-24 Premier League - Aston Villa | The Guardian

    Our photo editor Jonny Weeks trawled through more than 100,000 pictures to select his favourite images and the most unforgettable moments

    The Premier League season started ominously as Erling Haaland took just four minutes to get his goalscoring campaign under way when Manchester City beat Burnley in the opening match. Elsewhere, Luton’s first top-flight game for 31 years ended in defeat at Brighton and Ange Postecoglou claimed manager of the month (as he would do again in September and October) as Tottenham made a fast start to the season.

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  • Sun, 19 May 2024 17:20:35 +0000: Mateta and Eze inspire Crystal Palace to crushing win over Aston Villa - Aston Villa | The Guardian

    It is just as well Aston Villa’s raucous travelling fans had already decided to treat this sun-drenched Sunday afternoon as little more than an opportunity to cele­brate a historic season, because the thorough pasting their side received would otherwise have been impossible to stomach.

    In bringing Europe’s premier competition to Villa Park next season for the first time since it was rebranded as the Champions League, Unai Emery has earned every plaudit that comes his way. But this swaggering Crystal Palace performance was a reminder that he was not the only magician in the Selhurst Park dugouts.

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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.

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