Premier League side Aston Villa have had quite the January transfer window already, with many impressive signings having been made. However, it is now highly unlikely that the Villans bring in another striker until at least the summer.
What Aston Villa Won’t Do This January
Successful Window Already but Without Striker Signing
With Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard now managing at Villa Park, rumours have of course emerged about his former teammates joining the club to try and provide some winning experience.
For instance, the Midlands side were able to snap up Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on loan until the end of the season. The deal is also said to include a buy option. Coutinho struggled to continue the level he showed at Anfield after his move to Spain and fell out of favour at the club. Now back in the Premier League, though, he will hope to reignite his career, especially considering his explosive debut under Gerrard which saw him bag a goal against Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United.
However, despite rumours, the Villa boss is not currently interested in bringing Luis Suarez to England. The Uruguayan striker played with Gerrard at Liverpool at the beginning of the last decade and is still banging in the goals for La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid despite his age.
The 34-year-old has been a regular under Diego Simeone this season, but reports emerged recently that Atletico may be willing to sell him. These rumours also suggested that Villa would be a possible destination for the striker.
Gregg Evans of The Athletic, though, has confirmed that Suarez will not be on his way to Villa Park this month. Not only that, but Evans also broke the news that Villa are unlikely to bring in another striker before the transfer window closes. Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings have failed to link up as a strike partnership this season, and so many thought a new addition up front would make sense for Steven Gerrard’s side. This, though, is now not thought at all probable.