Steven Gerrard hints at more potential incomings at Aston Villa before the transfer window shuts
There could be plenty of movement, in and out, at Villa Park before the window slams shut.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has hinted at more potential incomings at Villa Park before the transfer window shuts on September 1 and also revealed that there would be players going the other way.
Philippe Coutinho, Robin Olsen, Boubacar Kamara, Diego Carlos and Ludwig Augustinsson have all joined the claret & blue so far in what has been a busy summer - but there could very well be more on the way.
In his press conference ahead of the Premier League opener with Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, Gerrard discussed the business the club have done so far, claiming he would have ‘taken the position’ they are currently in, if offered prior to the window opening.
“We’ve managed to add to the squad, which I believe we have more quality and options available to us,” he explained.
“The window is still open and we’ll continue to try and shape in the coming weeks and the players have applied themselves extremely well and I believe that the atmosphere and the connection between the staff and the players and staff to staff during our trip away was really positive.
“I would have certainly taken the position I’m in now on the first day of pre-season, so yeah I’m happy.”
But whilst he’s admittedly happy with what he and the owners have managed to achieve so far, he was quick to reiterate that there was plenty of time left in the window and in his words, ‘it doesn’t stop here.’
“The window goes on for another three-plus weeks,” he added.
“We’re Aston Villa, we always have an eye on the market all-year round, every single day. I’m sure we’ll continue to shape this squad in the coming weeks.
“There are players around the squad that need to go out for different challenges and need to go and play football. We’ve been more than honest and more than respectful, face to face with those players so they all know where they stand.
“In terms of incomings, we’ve had top support again from the owners. We’ve managed to attract high-level players who I believe will help the group and strengthen the group over the course of the season.
“We’ll see what the next three and a half weeks brings, because it doesn’t stop here. There’s a real urge and ambition to keep improving as we move along.”