Aston Villa are ensuring financial stability with the quality of their recruitment and are set to recoup “massive fees” down the line.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that Villa are plotting to sign two wide forwards this summer.
Villa are prepared to spend big to land their targets, in keeping with the club’s strategy in recent years.
Co-owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris have sanctioned around £250million worth of expenditure in the transfer market since taking control in 2018.
Johan Lange was appointed head of recruitment in July and has overseen a number of successful signings – Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Martinez to name but two.
Kenny emphasised the importance of good recruitment, predicting that Villa will reap the rewards in the future.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It’s massive for any club but especially clubs who aren’t part of the top six who haven’t got as much money.
“They need good recruitment to get these players in who are young and hungry. Get them playing, get them hungry, feed them into the first team.
“Then they might move on and keep the club secure if they bring in massive fees. That’s important, especially in the times we’re in.”
Villa’s summer recruitment could be financed by the sale of superstar skipper Jack Grealish.