Aston Villa Opinion – Villans in for Matt Phillips – Good Move?
According to a report in Birmingham Mail, Premier League newcomers Aston Villa are interested in signing West Brom’s Matt Phillips during this transfer window.
The winger is in his final year of his contract at the Hawthorns and thus, speculations around his future is normal. There are suggestions that Villa have made contact with regards to offering a deal. (h/t Birmingham Mail)
Although the Baggies are rejecting any claims of contacts made, the situation is such that the Villans could make an offer at any point in time. (h/t Birmingham Mail)
Dean Smith’s men have been quite active during this transfer window, having already made 10 new signings to enhance the depth of their squad ahead of a new challenge in the Premier League.
Here’s why they shouldn’t hesitate to submit an offer to sign Matt Phillips in the coming days:
Phillips’ versatility could help the Villans
Predominantly a right-winger, Matt Phillips can play on the other side and also can operate as an attacking midfielder, wide midfielder or as a wing-back if required by the team.
Having notched up over 100 Premier League appearances, he was with West Brom in the Championship last season. In 32 appearances, the 28-year-old managed to score five goals and supply six assists.
He played in most of the positions mentioned above, proving his worth as a versatile yet effective player.
In terms of his attributes, Phillips possesses great pace to terrorise any defence and is good at crossing the ball from wide areas. He can shoot with great accuracy while being solid at tracking back to help the defence. He is also physically strong on/off the ball.
It has to be said that if Aston Villa manage to sign him this summer, they would get a player who can play in multiple positions. In addition, he also has the quality to make the cut in the Premier League and is experienced enough to help the team in every way possible.
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Thus, Dean Smith’s men shouldn’t hesitate to make an offer to sign Matt Phillips in the coming days. Even though they have already added 10 new players to their squad, getting one more wouldn’t be bad.