‘That’s the news we wanted’ – Aston Villa fans are going nuts over £100m transfer claim
Aston Villa will back Dean Smith with a £100m transfer kitty to improve his squad this summer, according to reports.
The club appointed Johan Lange as their new sporting director earlier this week after the departure of Jesus Garcia Pitarch, who had overseen last summer’s spending spree.
Villa want to bring in far fewer players than last year, when 12 new recruits arrived at B6 after promotion from the Championship.
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According to the Sunday Mirror, Villa have a budget of £100m with four key signings being targeted.
It is reported that budget will be boosted by any outgoings deals and Villa fans on social media were delighted with the claim.
One posted: “£100m for 4 players and Benrahma is one of them! That’s the news we wanted.”
“News to my ears…Quality over quantity,” said another.
A third wrote: “100 million kitty and playing in the Premier League oh how the tables have turned!”
“Two strikers, winger and someone who can play left and right back,” was the wishlist of another supporter.
While a fifth said: “Remember when all we used to have was £10m a window?”
“BENRAHMAAAAA,” was the simple message from another fan.