Remi Garde has been eager to bring new faces to Villa Park this January transfer window, but his wishes won’t come true.
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Aston Villa has been glued to the bottom of the Premier League table all season and look destined for relegation, and Garde admitted the situation made it difficult to convince players to join the club.
The manager also said that the club did not want to repeat past mistakes, which have led to some financial issues for the board.
The situation of the team at the bottom of the table was not something easy to deal with for new players but it’s not the only reason.
It was also a financial problem but it’s not my job to explain that again. Probably the club realize mistakes have been made in the past and they didn’t want to do it again.
I am disappointed because I know I represent this big club. I am not coming in front of the fans with good news. I always said I will not run away.
One of Garde’s main targets this window was Roma striker Seydou Doumbia, who joined Newcastle on loan on Deadline Day. Garde said he “spent a lot of energy” trying to convince Doumbia to join Villa, but was unable to sign the player.
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Aston Villa have just two wins on the season and sit nine points below safety, and the club has failed to sign any of the players linked with possible moves. It looks like a complete rebuild is in line for Villa this summer, when they will likely be a Championship side.