Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has revealed the club’s plans for the next two transfer windows as they aim to be an “elite” club in the Premier League.
In an interview with the club’s official website, the Villans chairman confirmed “there will be incomings” in January along with revealing even more details about upcoming transfers.
“In terms of strengthening, everyone knows that for January we have the FFP to look at,” admitted the 41-year-old adding, “but very possibly we will bring in a couple of loans to strengthen our squad.”
Xia continued: “I hope in the next summer window, if we can go up,our ambition is that if we go up we won’t be satisfied to just stay there.”
The 41-year-old added more specifically that if Aston Villa return to the Premier League, their aim is to be an “elite club in the division” and to do that you have to sign “high-level players.”
Under Xia’s care, Aston Villa secured the services of John Terry after his contract at Chelsea expired, which was a marquee signing for the club.
The Villans chairman commented that at the time fans might not have seen the “sense” in signing him but since seeing Terry play at Aston Villa believes the fans now see why they’ve signed him.
The former England skipper has aided the Villans’ promotion chances in his 16 appearances, and Xia revealed that the club’s aim is still “automatic promotion” which is why they may strengthen the team further in January.
The Villans don’t currently sit in the automatic promotion positions, instead sit fourth with 35 points from 19 games, five points behind second place Cardiff City.
Aston Villa have only suffered one defeat in their last seven league games, losing to Sheffield Wednesday, and have picked up maximum points in their last three league outings.
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