Landed on the bench of Villans at the end of October, Unai Emery has completely changed the face of Aston Villa, spent in a few months from the battle for maintenance to the fight for European places. 15th on his arrival, the English club is now 8th four days from the end, one point from 6th place.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Aston Villa intends to support its Spanish coach this summer on the transfer market and is in the process of adding a new director of football to him in the person of Mateu Alemany, who has held this position at Barça since 2021.
Aston Villa beat Vlahovic and Ferran Torres
For potentially its workforce, Aston Villa would have targeted two attached profiles according to the English daily: Dusan Vlahovic (23 years old) and Ferran Torres (23 years). The Serbian striker from Juventus Turin has scored 12 goals this season and still has three years of contract with the Old Lady, where he is no longer an indisputable force.
The Spanish winger is often a substitute at Barça, even though he has participated in 41 matches this season (for 7 goals). If Ferran Torres would keep staying in Barcelona according to the Spanish press, he is often presented as a player that Barça would like to sell this summer to bail out their coffers. According to Marca, Aston Villa are keen on Vlahovic and Torres and are ready to offer over €100m for both.
A note from the Daily Telegraph, Aston Villa also competed against Newcastle on file Kieran Tierney (25), the Scottish left side of Arsenal. According to the French press, the club located in Birmingham is also a credible destination for Matteo Guendouzi (24), whom OM hopes to sell for a good amount this summer. Finally, Mundo Deportivo report that Mateu Alemany also wants to bring back Barca’s Danish central defense Andrew Christensen (27) at Aston Villa.