Whether they manage it or not, Villa will be pleased with the improvements they have made following their disappointing start, and they have a platform to build on for next season.
In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours.
Gomez doesn’t want Villa move
Aston Villa are said to be unlikely to pull off a move for Liverpool defender Joe Gomez this summer.
According to The Mirror, the centre-back is unlikely to make a move to the Midlands this summer, wanting European football.
That could be a big blow for Gerrard, who is said to be keen on pulling off a move for the defender, keen to strengthen his back line.
Aston Villa could be beaten to the signing of midfielder Cheick Doucore.
Doucoure is said to have been a target for Villa last summer, and there have been some whispers that they could return for the Lens midfielder.
But according to The Sun, Crystal Palace are close to securing a move, expected to complete a deal for £15million when the summer window opens.