Dean Smith provides Aston Villa squad update ahead of Tottenham/Douglas Luiz could feature

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has this evening provided a positive update on his squad, ahead of the club’s season opener this weekend.

Tottenham vs Aston Villa

The new Premier League campaign is set to get underway at Anfield tomorrow evening, when last season’s runners-up, Liverpool, host top-flight newcomers Norwich City.

This will be followed by a host of fixtures on Saturday afternoon, one of which will see another of the English top-flight’s latest returnees, Aston Villa, take on Tottenham.

Spurs enjoyed a busy close to the transfer window over the last 24 hours, having secured the signings of both Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon on deadline day.

The north Londoners’ latest pair of recruits came on the back of their previous additions of Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke, with spirits no doubt high amongst the Tottenham camp ahead of their season opener.

Hosts Villa, meanwhile, have enjoyed an even more productive summer.

The Claret and Blue have introduced a hefty 12 new players to Dean Smith’s squad, in a bid to compete with English football’s finest this season.

‘A great pre-season’

And, ahead of the club’s first competitive outing following their summer shake-up, Smith has this evening provided an update on his squad.

Speaking in a press conference, the Villa boss confirmed that highly-regarded midfield addition Douglas Luiz could feature in north London, despite having only joined up with the rest of the Villans’ squad for the first time earlier today:

Smith went on to reveal that his side are otherwise blessed with a clean bill of health:

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