Emery and Monchi now eyeing move to sign “incredible” player

Emery will be looking to add depth as he prepares to compete for European qualification again this season.
According to rumours, Aston Villa are looking to add a bright new attacker to Villa Park after his good start to the 2023/24 season.

What is the most recent Aston Villa news?
Pundit Natasha Dowie praised Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins after the England international scored three goals in the Villans’ 6-1 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.

Dowie stated via BBC Sport: “He should have had four, and actually I think he was quite frustrated to not get four. Everything about his game was impressive. He’s a real threat, he has everything in my opinion. He’s pacy, he can stretch the play, he’s also strong and can be that hold up player, and obviously Gareth Southgate was there to watch and that’s a good impression. Four goals and three assists now and the assists side is important. A brilliant, brilliant performance from him.”

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Cited via Tribal Football meanwhile, Aston Villa boss Unai Emery has complemented summer signing Nicolo Zaniolo’s willingness to adapt and versatility following his move to the West Midlands, saying in the aftermath of the Brighton triumph: “Zaniolo as a person is very easy to talk with him, to work with him. His behavior and commitment with us from the first day was very good. His adaptation is going very well, and then he is playing well.”

Aston Villa will next face HSK Zrinjski Mostar in the second matchday of their Europa League campaign and they will be hoping to put three points on the board to enter contention to qualify for the knockout phase.

In other news, Aston Villa are looking to enact further consultation with supporters over the design of their new club crest, which will be active on shirts at all levels from the beginning of the 2024/25 campaign.

Who are Aston Villa linked with?
According to 90min, Aston Villa have checked in on the performances of Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto, who has also attracted interest from Premier League high-flyers Arsenal and La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

Aston Villa boss Emery and sporting director Monchi look to already be putting the work in on potential January additions and are keen to strengthen their options in attack; however, the threat of the Saudi Pro League swooping for Neto is another factor they will need to take into consideration regarding any potential swoop.

Neto has had a fantastic start to the season, with one goal and four assists in seven games for the Old Gold in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.

According to WhoScored, Neto has averaged 1.6 shots, 2.6 critical passes, and 2.3 completed dribbles in the Premier League this season, proving to be an extremely significant attacking outlet for Wolves.

According to FBRef, the Portugal international, who was dubbed “incredible” by Gary O’Neil after Wolves’ 1-1 draw away to Luton last month, has completed 28 shot-creating actions in total in 2023/24, with five of them directly resulting to goals.

Aston Villa already have an abundance of attacking potential; nevertheless, competition for spots can only be a positive thing as Emery’s players attempt to break into the Champions League qualification battle.

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