Tony Xia drops hint about Aston Villa January plans
By Will Butcher
Tony Xia has dropped a hint Aston Villa will bring in even more reinforcements in January, after declaring that constant improvements are “needed”.
The 39-year-old spent almost £60million during the summer on nine new players including the likes of Ross McCormack, Jonathan Kodjia and James Chester.
Xia, who apppointed new manager Steve Bruce last week, revealed on his personal Twitter account that he will strive to constantly upgrade his squad.
Football today is evolving so quickly in many aspects. Even you aren't falling, would soon be behind. Continuous developments r needed.#UTV
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) October 16, 2016
Xia saw his side draw 1-1 to Midlands rivals Wolves in Saturday’s tea-time Championship clash.
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Jonathan Kodjia scored just his second Villa goal from the spot, before Helder Costa also scored for Wolves from 12 yards out in the first half.
The draw means Villa have still only won once this season from 13 league and cup encounters, as they beat bottom of the table Rotherham by three goals to nil earlier in the campaign.
Bruce’s side sit in 20th place, after drawing eight of their 12 league games and face a difficult away trip to Reading on Tuesday night as they look to increase the gap from themselves and the Championship relegation zone.