Aston Villa to ‘watch’ attacker as former player linked with new move

Latest Aston Villa news and rumours on Monday

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Aston Villa drew 0-0 away at Leeds United over the weekend.

Steven Gerrard will be frustrated that his side weren’t able to find a winner at Elland Road.

Next up for the Midlands outfit is an away trip to Nottingham Forest next Monday.

Here is a look at the latest news coming out of the club...

Roy Keane’s verdict

Former Aston Villa number two Roy Keane has slammed their lack of cutting edge.

They have struggled for goals so far this season in the Premier League.

Speaking on Sky Sports, pundit Keane said: “Frustrating. Clearly with Gerrard there and he’s trying to hide it well, but he’ll be fuming with his attacking players.

“Leeds were down to 10 men, he’ll be saying we got into some good areas but you want clinical, you weren’t nasty enough. The top strikers want to put the ball in the back of the net, whatever way they can.

“The Villa lads today were a bit lackadaisical with the opportunity. That’s why he’ll be, I think, fuming.”

Rangers player eyed

Gerrard is reportedly keen to reunite with Rangers winger Ryan Kent at Villa Park.

The former Liverpool man has been a key player for the Gers in the Scottish Premiership over recent years but is now being linked with a departure.

According to the Sunday Mirror (via the Daily Record), Villa will ‘watch’ him in action.

Former player linked with new move

Rob Edwards, who represented Aston Villa during his playing days, was sacked by Watford after their slow start to the season.

He only joined the Hornets over the summer from Forest Green Rovers but lasted just 10 days.

The 39-year-old is now being lined up for the Middlesbrough job after they parted company with Chris Wilder, according to reporter John Percy.