Aston Villa’s best new starting XI if the transfer rumours are true - including £45m buy and £70m sale

If the transfer rumours are true, here's how Aston Villa's new starting XI could look ahead of the rest of the 2023/24 season.

Aston Villa have been a joy to watch this season and have soared to heights way higher than most would've expected, but the progress isn't over yet with much more in the pipeline for the years to come.

Unai Emery is determined to bring major trophies back to Villa Park and wants to play in the UEFA Champions League – an ambition shared by Yashin award-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

Although Villa already have a very talented squad, they may have to delve into the transfer market in order to add some depth in key areas. They may also have to sacrifice one or two with bigger clubs circling.

The transfer rumours are already gaining pace ahead of the January window, so we've decided to take an imaginary look into the future to see how Villa's starting XI could look at the start of February.

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