Aston Villa missed out on Lucas Moura
Aston Villa were busy in the transfer window until the late hours of Deadline Day – signing Leander Dendoncker late – and Steven Gerrard will hope he and the Villa Park powers have done enough to adequately strengthen the squad.
The Villains don’t have the best start to their Premier League campaign, taking just four points from their first six outings this season, but now that the transfer window has closed Gerrard will have to persist with the players he needs to find the best solution to recover from their slow start.
One player the club missed was Tottenham Hotspur star Lucas Moura – the Brazilian who had attracted interest from several clubs, including Newcastle United.
Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano confirmed Villa interest on Twitter last Friday: “Newcastle wanted Lucas Moura as they approached Tottenham on deadline day, same for Aston Villa. Spurs decided to keep the player, never advanced. Lucas’ future remains open as he is out of contract in June 2023 and there are chances for a free move.
While Villa could replace the player in the winter transfer window or give him a free transfer next summer, Moura could have been just what Gerrard needs in the forward line to add elite experience in the Premier League and a new attacking spirit to the team. to help inspire more winners.
The hailed winger “unreal” by Dan King found himself out of favor in Antonio Conte’s side at Spurs following the arrival of Dejan Kulusevski, but was a regular during his four years with the club.
Moura has scored 38 goals and provided 27 assists for his teammates in 204 appearances for north London – with a goal contribution for every 180 minutes of football played, proving he is a goalscoring threat to be reckoned with.
Not only that, the “unbelievable” The winger’s experience of working with one of the league’s most successful striking partnerships between Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min could have been a huge boost for Villa.
Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings haven’t had the best time to connect their goalscoring talents over the past season and the current campaign, with the duo now battling to be the best marksman in the starting XI. Gerrard after failing to work well. together.
Together they have scored 20 Premier League goals since Ings joined the team last summer, Watkins scoring 12 and the former Southampton striker scoring eight, and if Villa are to start scoring three points, the pair needs to do more.
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That being said, adding Moura to the top three to deliver the creativity and serve the pair are clearly desperate for could have put Gerrard on a winner by finding the solution to their low goal tally in the season so far, and not signing the Brazilian might be a decision the manager will regret.