Paul Lambert has recently spoken about his plans for the January transfer market. He hasn’t ruled out any signings, but he admits that he doesn’t see Aston Villa spending big money on players. Instead he will prefer to give youth a chance. This doesn’t mean he won’t sign any new players in January but he will target similar players such as Bacuna, Okore and Kozak. Young players with potential for a low fee.
“That’s the game…it’s a challenge,” Lambert said. “Randy has been great and (chief executive) Paul Faulkner has been great but we won’t be able to do what you would call a massive signing.
“We won’t be able to go out and buy the big type of players. We have to look at the market, the young lads. We give them an opportunity and hopefully they take it.” – Paul Lambert
Due to the recent injuries Villa’s squad has been depleted with injuries. Over 8 players are currently injured and Lambert has had to place Villa youth players on the bench.
So, it’s likely that Villa fans will see a new player or two in January, but it’s unlikely that it’ll be a big name. Still, as long as the young player is good and can offer something to our team I’d be content. Besides Benteke came out alright.