Last summer, Aston Villa entered the transfer market strongly in order to help the team,
which climbed to the Premier League at the time from the English Premier
League “Championship”, where reinforcements reached 160 million euros.
Aston Villa Despite the series of deals he concluded, the team, for which the
Egyptian duo Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet” and Ahmed Al-Mohammadi are playing,
has suffered until the last week from the specter of relegation until it came to stay one point ahead of Watford.
Villa this summer, his deals began by strengthening the right front by
contracting Matti Cash from the Nottingham Forest team for 16 million euros, and then the most prominent deal was contracting with the young English striker, Oli Watkins, coming from Brentford, in a record deal estimated at 30 million euros, to be the most expensive in History of the English club.
Last summer, there was an attempt by Aston Villa to strengthen the
offensive side by hiring young Brazilian striker Wesley from Club Brugge in a deal worth 25 million euros, to be the most expensive deal at the time.
Wesley participated in 22 games in his first season with Aston Villa,
to score five goals, but the shock came through the injury of the first
Brazilian striker in the team, suffering a cut in the cruciate ligament.
Wesley’s injury made Aston Villa enter the winter transfer market to reinforce the offensive,
and this was what was done by contracting with Tanzanian Ali Smata,
coming from Belgium’s Genk, for nearly 11 million euros.
With Aston Villa, Ali Smata had a total of 16 games, including 14 Premier League matches, to score one goal only, plus one goal in the League Cup competition.