The Athletic’s Gregg Evans has delivered a major update on Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens’ plans for this summer’s transfer window at Aston Villa.
What’s the story?
Dean Smith’s side have enjoyed a very impressive season in the Premier League thus far, finding themselves well and truly in the race for a surprise European place next term.
Evans has now suggested that Villa’s co-owners are ready to help the Midlands club take that next step, with a big summer spending spree potentially on the cards.
Will Villa break into the top six next season?
Writing in The Athletic, he said: “Lange, known for assisting in the process of buying and selling players on for a profit at his former club FC Copenhagen, will be expected to find Villa some gems of his own in the upcoming windows. There is a different brief now as it’s not about surviving, but thriving.
“Owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens are expected to back Villa heavily this summer as they look to bolster the squad. But looking for bargains in Belgium seems like a thing of the past as Villa set more ambitious targets.”
Dean Smith surely buzzing
Wherever Villa finish this season, whether that be in a European spot or just in mid-table, there can be no denying that Smith’s side look every inch of the real deal.
Last summer’s acquisitions in the likes of Emi Martinez and Ollie Watkins in particular have proven to be revelations at Villa Park, and a similarly fruitful transfer window will surely have Villa really knocking on the door of the Premier League’s proverbial big six.
Villa have already shown they can beat some of the best sides in the country when they’re on song – you only have to look at their double over Arsenal this campaign to see that.
The big question Smith will have had is whether the club’s higher-ups see the potential of the team, and whether they are prepared to back him in the transfer market.
That appears to have been answered emphatically by Evans, with Sawiris and Edens firmly on board to make this another big summer in the history of Aston Villa Football Club.