Collymore and £5.8m flop named in five worst Aston Villa striker signings


Aston Villa have had more than their fair share of transfer failures over the years.

Randy Lerner and Sir Doug Ellis made some shocking buys and even Tony Xia has been partial to the occasional flop in less than two years at Villa Park.

In Villa’s demise from the Premier League there were some particularly bad signings, with most of them being strikers who failed to live up to price-tags and failed to score anywhere near enough goals.

Aston Villa do not really have an out-and-out striker leading the goalscoring charts this season thanks to Jonathan Kodjia’s injury issues and Steve Bruce’s squad being able to chip in with goals from all positions.

Albert Adomah (15) and Conor Hourihane (nine) are in fact the Villains’ two top scorers this term, and given the club’s position in the table, it’s clear that a centre-forward is not really of much concern to Bruce.

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It would be of absolute no concern if he sees how Villa have spent money on strikers down the years though.

And here, Football Insider puts together a list of the five worst striker signings that Villa have made.

Click below to find out who is number five in our list…