Aston Villa have just moved to sign ‘world class’ winger who Unai Emery really wanted at Arsenal

It feels as if Aston Villa have a big opportunity to strengthen Unai Emery’s squad in January in what is proving to be an excellent season.

 

The club’s summer recruitment has worked excellently, with Pau Torres, Moussa Diaby and Youri Tielemans all making stellar contributions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And with Villa sat in second place with 20 games played, they have an excellent chance of securing Champions League football.

 

That being said, Villa do still have a thin squad.

 

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Perhaps a striker to complement Ollie Watkins is the biggest necessity in January, with Emery said to be willing to loan out Jhon Duran if Villa sign a replacement.

 

And according to Football Transfers, Emery would now like to sign a forward he was determined to sign at Arsenal.

 

31-year-old Wilfried Zaha is now playing his football with Galatasaray in Turkey, and Emery would like to bring him back to England.

 

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According to this report Villa have now made approaches to sign the ‘world class’ winger, who joined his new club on free last summer.

 

A deal would be difficult this month, Zaha is said to be very content at his new club.

 

However, given how high Villa are flying right now, there could be some temptation.

 

Unai Emery wants Villa to sign Wilfried Zaha in January

Incidentally, the same report also details that former West Ham United player Felipe Anderson could be an alternative to Zaha, with his contract winding down.

 

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But focusing on Zaha, it would seem as if a move could be an excellent mid-season boost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spoke about Villa’s need for a striker in the event of Watkins missing any games, and Zaha is incredibly versatile.

 

The Ivory Coast international often played through the middle for Crystal Palace with great effect.

 

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And given Villa currently have Nicolo Zaniolo on loan from Galatasaray, a relationship between the two clubs should exist.

 

Although it seems difficult to conclude, perhaps Villa could deliver Emery his key January target if they really pushed.

 

That being said, Fabrizio Romano has also given an update on Villa’s chances of an arrival in January.

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