welcome to BirminghamLive’s coverage of all the latest AstonVilla forward news on sundayJune 12as Steven Gerrard looks to continue the club’s summer recruitment drive ahead of his first pre-season in charge.
The latest news and reports claim Villa could be looking to offload Danny Ings if a new striker arrives, while reported target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ‘desperate’ to leave Liverpool this summer, according to talkSPORT. As talk of potential ins and outs continues in the background, Villa internationals have impressed throughout the week.
Young striker Cameron Archer scored a brace for England U21s against Kosovo U21s on Friday night, while new signing Boubacar Kamara started for France in their game against Austria. However, John McGinn’s Scotland have disappointed so far and lost 3-0 to Ireland on Saturday.
Kamara joined Villa on a free transfer from Marseille and was soon followed by £26m defender Diego Carlos from Sevilla. Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen have also signed permanent contracts after initial loan moves.
While more arrivals are expected over the coming weeks, the focus will now be on moving players out of the club. Matt Targett completed a £15m move to Newcastle United earlier this week and more players will follow him away.
These potential sales could increase Gerrard’s transfer budget this summer as Gerard would also be keen on signing another left-back, with links to RSC Anderlecht’s Sergio Gomez. He is also on the hunt for another midfielder and striker to add to his attacking arsenal of Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season.