Aston Villa have been one of the most active clubs in the Premier league over the summer transfer window. They have brought in as much as six players into the club, while also extending the contracts of seven players.
This includes the star striker Christian Benteke, who has agreed to withdraw his transfer request and sign a new contract with the club. The Belgian was one of the main reasons for Villa staying up in the Premier league. He scored 19 goals in an amazing season for him personally, which has led to him being linked with several clubs including Chelsea over the last few weeks.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he does not expect to make big signings during the summer transfer window. The club were threatened with the prospect of relegation for most of the campaign.
It was only in the final few weeks of the Premier league season that they managed to climb out of the relegation zone. After the arrival of Lambert last summer, Aston Villa made several low-key signings. Christian Benteke, who has been a star performer for the club this season, was one of the several players to arrive last summer.
Despite the ongoing struggles for Villa in the Premier league, the manager Paul Lambert has insisted that the owner Randy Lerner remains committed to the Aston Villa project.
There have been suggestions that the owner Randy Lerner might be willing to sell the club after not seeing any returns on his £ 250 million investment in the club so far. The club are also flirting with relegation this season, which could be devastating if they dropped down the division. Lambert has been coming under intense pressure in the last few weeks due to a poor run of results, which has left the team one place above the relegation zone.
After conceding a lot of goals in recent matches and suffering three consecutive defeats, Aston Villa were extremely satisfied to take a point from the match against Swansea according to the manager Paul Lambert.
Lambert, who took over from Alex McLeish in the summer, recently saw his team concede 15 goals in the last three matches that has put relegation once again the forefront at Villa Park. Even though Villa conceded two more goals against Swansea, they were able to come away with a point after having drawn the match 2-2. Villa could have easily taken three points had it not been for a late equaliser from Swansea.
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has described that the summer signing Christian Benteke is a special type of player. The 21-year-old scored in the recent match against Reading to give Aston Villa all three points and also some respite from the immediate threat of relegation.
When the manager Paul Lambert arrived at the club in the summer, he stated that the England international Darren Bent was one of the important members of the squad. He also made the £ 24 million signing his captain, but the former Tottenham striker has rarely featured in recent weeks.
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he is extremely disappointed following the 2-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Tottenham during the weekend.
Aston Villa were coming into the match on the back of what appeared to be a good run of form, which has seen the side slowly get back of the table. However, this defeat once again puts the brakes on the revolution from the manager Paul Lambert. The former Norwich city manager took the stage decision once again to leave out the star striker Darren Bent from the starting line-up.
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he has arrived at the club in order to make a seismic shift in the policy of the club.
As a result, he has said that fans cannot expect instant success because of the problems that the club has faced in the last few seasons. Due to these problems, Paul Lambert has to make a lot of changes. One of the major aspects that needs to be modified will be the squad and its depth. After spending a lot of money on the Martin O'Neill, Aston Villa have become extremely reluctant to spend more money in search of success.
Scottish defender Alan Hutton is hopeful of being able to force his way back into the reckoning at Aston Villa after finding himself frozen out under the club’s new manager Paul Lambert.
Lambert made little secret of the fact that the former Rangers and Tottenham player was one of those he would have been keen to sell in order to raise funds for rebuilding the team, and since the start of the new season Hutton has found himself out in the cold.
Not only is he not part of the manager’s first team plans, but he is not being allowed to train with them; a state of affairs that will have neutrals and those of a betting persuasion sceptical over his intentions to win over the new manager and regain his first team place.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that the former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton is free to search for a new club after being deemed surplus to requirements at Villa Park. He has been linked to a move to Anfield by a Liverpool fanzine.
The future of the 27-year-old has been under intense speculation for the last few weeks, with many reports suggesting that Lambert would like to replace him with the signing of his own. As expected, Lambert made the signing of Matthew Lawton, who is expected to be the first choice right back for the team. The former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton joined the club on a permanent basis only recently.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has decided to sign a new contract with his current club rather than join the championship club Hull city. It is thought that Hull city manager Steve Bruce was extremely interested in bringing the American International to the KC stadium.
He was out of contract at the end of last season, which made him an ideal place for the Championship club, who are struggling with finances of late after having dropped out from the Premier league. The 27-year-old, though, has now announced that he has re-signed with the club after agreeing a three-year deal.