Despite Dr Tony Xia hinting on his personal Twitter page last week that we could see a few things happen this week, it has been a relatively quiet slow news week but let’s take a look at what has been said about Aston Villa this week in a weekly round-up.
The week began with more stories about left-back Jordan Amavi who confirmed the week before that he is on the transfer list. It is thought that both the club and player come to a mutual agreement. The latest talk was that Southampton could be interested in the French full back.
The Birmingham Mail decided to focus on the latest transfer rumour with Villa being linked with a move for Panathinaikos winger Mubarak Wakaso.
On avillafan.com, Sam Burnett turned his attentions to a goalkeeper and outlined how this position must be a priority for Steve Bruce’s summer plans.
More links appeared in regards to Everton midfielder James McCarthy but most news sources linked and quickly unlinked Aston Villa with the Toffees £20million valuation.
Questions were being asked about Aaron Tshibola’s Villa future after failing to impress in his first twelve months at Villa Park.
The much-anticipated fixtures were released with them revealing that Aston Villa will host newly relegated Hull City in the opening weekend of the season. A game which will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Villa chairman Xia got people talking when he revealed on Twitter that he wouldn’t talk about players under contract, referring to former Chelsea skipper Terry who is still under contract at until July 1st.
He also replied to a fan who asked about the 2017-18 kit:
We plan launch the new Kit in early July, maybe 1,July. https://t.co/wj3dmJWJkH
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) June 21, 2017
In a day that the Villa chairman seemed to spend some time on his Twitter page, he also revealed that the club was very close to exceeding last year’s season ticket total and he has an aim of 30,000 season ticket sales this season.
News broke that Aston Villa would offer Terry a £4million a year contract including bonus’. Former Villa assistant manager Ray Wilkins told Talksport that he is just what the club needs and would ‘help sort out the dressing room’.
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, interview with Eon Music revealed in an that he would like to see the band one day play a one-off concert at B6. Both Iommi and Geezer Buttler are well known for being big Villans.
Former boss Tim Sherwood decided he would talk about the club on Friday and he could help but have his say on the Terry rumour:
“Every club needs those characters, certainly a huge club like Aston Villa with the fan base that they’ve got. Certainly, John won’t feel like he’s going to a smaller club.”
He also went on to say that when (if) he gets a new manager job he would be looking to come back for Villa winger Andre Green who has an ‘attitude to die for’.