Welcome to the morning summary of the latest developments Aston Villa Rating results for Friday, October 15, 2021.
Dean SmithEmiliano Martinez and Douglas Luiz host the Wolves at 3 p.m. this Saturday at Villa Park due to their international commitments with Argentina and Brazil, respectively.
Follow the latest developments in Villa Park here…
Wilshere reveals transfer talks with Bruce
Bruce’s position as Newcastle manager appears to be hanging on, with conflicting reports on whether he will head the team for Sunday’s 1000th game of management against Tottenham.
The acquisition of the club by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund has reportedly made Newcastle the richest football club in the world, but Bruce is not seen as the man to start the new era.
“It’s difficult,” said Wilshere. speechSPORT. “I’ve never worked with him, played with actors who played for him and had nothing but good things to say about him.
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Villa coach goes to Wolves
Highly rated manager Mike Scott has left Aston Villa to join West Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers. BirminghamLive may reveal.
In his new role as head of coach development, Scott began working at the Wolves’ Compton Park training base.
just that He joined Villa last summer as his under-16 boss and head of youth development After leaving the championship club Derby County.
The Solihull native spent 11 years with West Brom, seven of whom were professional development phase coaches.
During this time he has worked with many prominent actors such as Nathan Ferguson, Dara O’Shea, Kyle Edwards, and Rayhaan Tulloch.
Scott was the Baggies under-18 boss in the final stages of his career, leading the team to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals in April 2019 for the club’s first time in 41 years.
Several former Albion coaches have made their way from the Hawthorns to Villa Park over the past two years, but Scott has now been suspended from Villa.
Merson: Villa ‘waiting to explode’
Previous villa midfielder Merson believes Smith’s team will be tough customers for Premier League sides this season and backed them up to beat the Wolves over the weekend.
Villa has been unbeaten on home soil so far in this campaign that has swept away Newcastle United and Everton to Brentford. They want their fourth win of the season against Bruno Lage’s side, but could be a step up in the Premier League table by the Wolves if they lose at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
Despite losing Jack Grealish to Manchester City for a record Premier League transfer fee over the summer, Villa’s £95m investment to attack the trio of Emiliano Buendia, Danny Ings and Leon Bailey has garnered applause.
Still, all three summer purchases haven’t yet played a single minute of action with last season’s top scorer Ollie Watkins, and that paints a picture of why Merson believes the best will be on Smith’s side.
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Luiz ‘happy’ at Villa despite no new deal
Aston Villa midfielder douglas luiz It was largely linked to his departure from the club over the summer.
Italian giants AS Roma gained traction towards the end of the transfer window as they sought to bring in a new midfielder following Jose Mourinho’s arrival at the Stadio Olimpico in the summer.
Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka was close to joining Rome, but this move never materialized.
Roma may make a move when the January transfer window opens in the new year, but Villa I don’t want to sell a player who started the season brilliantly.
Premier League champions added a buyback option to the deal when Luiz joined Villa on the club’s return to the Premier League for a £15m fee from Manchester City.
The option to buy back Luiz for a fee of around £30m expired on June 5, 2021, although Luiz has not signed a new deal at Villa Park despite entering the final 12 months of his current deal in the summer.
After weeks of speculation linking him to his move away from Villa, Luiz took to Instagram to reassure fans that he’s focused on the upcoming Premier League season.
Luiz wrote on social media at the beginning of September: “I’m happy here.”