Since the Aston Villa Football Club was promoted to the English Premier League in 2019, the club’s owners, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris have dedicated more than £300million for new players.
As reported in a recent article on the Daily Mail website, Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard feels confident that the club’s owners will maintain their support of his team-improvement efforts. Mr. Gerrard became manager of Aston Villa in November 2021, and he is now focusing on getting the club’s midfield in shape.
When Gerrard assumed leadership of the club, its league ratings were quite low, and he has helped to greatly improve them. Experiencing three losses to the Wolves since his arrival has led him to prioritize strengthening the club.
According to Gerrard, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris have been phenomenal in regard to providing backing for obtaining new players. The manager added, however, that “Now is not the time to talk about figures and amounts.”
The focus on building-up Aston Villa’s midfield is accentuated by the fact that contracts for players Carney Chukwuemeka and Douglas Luiz expire in 2023. Several different clubs have already shown interest in each of these players, and are monitoring their progress.
Another issue that Aston Villa is dealing with concerns player Philippe Coutinho, who is on-loan from Barcelona. Coutinho’s performance with the club has been somewhat uneven, and signing him permanently carries a very high required price.
Bruno Lage is the Wolves’ manager, and he has energized the club since becoming the leader in 2021. The Daily Mail article mentions how Lage is also experiencing uncertainties pertaining to the future status of several Wolves players.
While Steven Gerrard and Bruno Lage are looking forward to the player market this summer, it’s also likely that Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris will be paying attention.