Aston Villa have been busy throughout the switch window to date, signing Jhon Duran and Alex Moreno whereas additionally delivery out striker Danny Ings to fellow Premier League aspect West Ham United and Unai Emery will probably be aiming to conduct extra enterprise over the approaching days.
Certainly, one other signing may doubtlessly be on the best way, this time for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. Information outlet Media Foot claimed in December that Villa had been within the Frenchman and now talkSPORT have confirmed that Dembele is needed as a substitute for the just lately departed Ings to be able to spearhead the Villa assault.
Ings was Villa’s high scorer with seven objectives this season and it’s clear that Emery requires somebody who might be much more medical than this, and Dembele matches the invoice.
His performances at Lyon have seen him labelled as a “scoring machine” by journalist Bertrand Latour beforehand whereas he’s additionally statistically just like Liverpool ahead Darwin Nunez and he might be a beautiful addition for Emery.
In keeping with FBref, Nunez is the first-most related participant to Dembele throughout Europe’s high leagues, and given the Uruguayan’s capacity and potential, it isn’t a foul comparability to have.
This season has seen the 2 gamers register related statistics with regard to photographs heading in the right direction proportion (42.1% to 40%), goal-creating actions (two to 1), profitable dribbles (5 to 4) and aerial duels gained (19 to 16).
Nunez and Dembele excel at ending and headed makes an attempt, underlining their attacking capacity each on the bottom and within the air and these attributes may give Villa a serious enhance as they appear to safe a spot within the high half of the league desk.
The £52k-per-week striker hasn’t been on the races this season, scoring simply twice, nevertheless, this tough patch is unquestionably non permanent contemplating he netted a surprising 21 objectives in Ligue 1 final time period and a contemporary begin in England might assist him rediscover his type.
The 26-year-old is out of contract on the finish of the season, subsequently Emery might be properly positioned to safe himself a cut price this month, and with it some well-needed firepower in his Villa aspect.