Villa eyeing Rodriguez
Aston Villa’s 2020 got off to a rather negative start.
The relegation-battling outfit would pick up a win over Burnley on January 1st. But in said game, Villa were dealt two huge blows.
Both Wesley and Tom Heaton picked up injuries during the clash vs the Clarets. Villa would then confirm that both players are now sidelined for the remainder of the season.
The Club can confirm that Tom Heaton and Wesley both suffered significant knee ligament damage during our match with Burnley on Wednesday and will now miss the rest of the season. #AVFC
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 3, 2020
Wesley had started all 21 of Villa’s Premier League ties this term, and losing him for the season is really not what Villa, who are currently one point above the PL bottom three, needed.
Now, on Wednesday, The Athletic are reporting that Villa are weighing up a move for Burnley forward Jay Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is said to be under serious consideration from Villa, with Dean Smith looking to add two new forwards to bolster his side’s ranks following Wesley’s injury, as per the Athletic.
The 30-year-old has featured in all 21 of Burnley’s Premier League outings so far this season, finding the back of the net on three occasions.
Pepe Reina to Villa?
Aston Villa are also being linked with some goalkeepers in the wake of Tom Heaton’s injury.
Burnley’s Joe Hart was linked with the Lions last week.
The Daily Mail then reported on Tuesday evening that Aston Villa have held talks with Serie A outfit AC Milan over a possible deal for Pepe Reina.
The former Liverpool standout is now 37 years of age, and has made just one appearance for Milan this term.