Here are your Aston Villa morning headlines on Thursday, May 13.
Smith drops exciting summer transfer window hint
Dean Smith says Aston Villa supporters should be ‘excited’ over the club’s list of targets for the summer transfer window.
Sporting director Johan Lange and his team of scouts, including chief talent spotter Rob MacKenzie, are helped this year by the fact Villa’s plan for the window has been set in stone for months.
Last season, Villa didn’t know which division they would be playing in this term until July – meaning the recruitment team had to make preparations for two vastly different scenarios.