Having had a fairly busy January transfer window so far in terms of new players arriving at the club throughout the month, it looks like Aston Villa could scratch one of their reported targets off their wishlist. for the moment.
What is the speech?
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Pete O’Rourke had his say on Villa’s chances of signing Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, who has been mentioned with a move to Villa Park in recent weeks, ahead of the deadline. Monday transfer.
He said: “Villa are doing their best, I know Steven Gerrard has phoned Liverpool to see if there is a possibility of getting Joe Gomez as centre-back is a position Villa are desperate to do ahead of the match. Monday deadline, but as things are holding up at the moment, I think Joe Gomez will stay at Anfield.
With a total of 133 appearances for the Merseyside club to his name in all competitions, as well as a Premier League title and a Champions League triumph, the 24-year-old could have been a very useful asset to the Villans .
With just four Premier League appearances to his name this season, each coming from the substitutes’ bench, a move to Villa Park could have been particularly tempting for Gomez, especially if he was able to play regularly under a figure like Gerrard.
However, despite the 41-year-old’s best efforts, it looks like Liverpool won’t be letting the defender leave this month.
Gerrard will fume
Gerrard won’t be happy Villa couldn’t bring Gomez to the club this month and it now looks unlikely that he will secure the 24-year-old’s signature. Indeed, the manager may well be furious that this long-term objective seems to have collapsed.
At least they managed to bring in Calum Chambers from Arsenal in what would probably have been a better deal for Villa financially given how they signed him on a free transfer, while Liverpool probably would have wanted a major fee for Gomez.
Going forward, it looks like speculation surrounding the Liverpool man and a possible move to Villa can be put to bed, with Gerrard now having four capable centre-backs in his squad to help the team finish the season as strong as ever. possible.
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