Aston Villa’s search for a new goalkeeper has come to an end after Tim Sherwood failed to land number one target Begovic from Stoke. Instead Brad Guzan will gain his place back in the starting 11 after losing his starting spot to Shay Given in the latter stages of the season. It was believed that Guzan would be sold and replaced, but instead Shay Given moved to Stoke and Bunn was brought in. Guzan is not with Aston Villa at there tour in Portugal but instead Guzan has traveled with America to play in the Gold Cup where Guzan has impressed between the posts.
Sherwood has identified some priority positions and now plans to use some of the current squad players that were thought to be out of favour, instead of bringing in new players. Bunn will most likely be second choice keeper for Aston Villa, with Jed Steer likely to go out on loan to further aid his development. Both Sherwood and goalkeeper coach have seen enough of Steer and believe that Steer can make an impact at the club in the near future.
I reckon that Sherwood has only now realised that the transfer window isn’t that easy, he has set up some priority transfer targets, which I believe are left-back and a new forward and will most likely spend a little more to land those targets. Players that were previously ‘out of favour’ are given a chance in the pre-season tour in Portugal. Guzan is a quality player and he will be solid next season. He may not be Villa’s long-term keeper solution but it is very likely that Guzan will play as Villa’s number 1 next season.