It is no secret to Villa fans that we need to strengthen our defence. Following the loss of John Terry and Chris Samba, a new centre-back is a must.
There have been recent reports in the media suggesting a former Villan could be open to a return to B6. Chelsea’s Gary Cahill is said to be available for a season-long loan. Any villa fan will remember his overhead kick against Birmingham. What a goal that was.
It would be another statement signing from Steve Bruce and Aston Villa. Although nothing is certain and it is no more than a rumour at this stage.
Cahill has bags of experience and knows exactly what it is like to play at Villa Park. You would like to think he even holds a place in his heart for the club which could help persuade him to return.
On the other hand, the centre back is still a Chelsea player and may want to fight for a spot there. He will also have offers elsewhere.
His experience in both the Premiership and Champions League could prove priceless. Just as Terry gave us last season.
The centre-half won’t be cheap. His wages are also bound to be astronomical compared to other championship players and the owners may not want to pay out that much. But if they could get this done, then it will be a huge step in the challenge for Promotion.
It would also see the end of Mile Jedinak in that role. Villa fans largely disagree with him playing in CB, but he has improved over the last 2 games. Yes, he may make a short pass once in a while, but he dominates the air and clears pretty much everything that comes his way. Bruce and new signing Yannick Bolasie have stated that they think he is decent in central defence so it looks like he will stay there for the time being.
Improving our defence is a necessity, as we look completely vulnerable on the counter-attack and don’t look nearly as strong as we did last season. The hole left by Terry is yet to be filled and it could see us struggle this season.
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