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Why did Villa bring in Johnstone when they have Gollini?

Why did Villa bring in Johnstone when they have Gollini?

Jack and Robert talk about Villa’s transfers in Episode 107 of the Holtecast Aston Villa have signed their first player of the January 2017 transfer window, bringing in 23-year-old goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on loan from Manchester United. This would make sense if Mark Bunn was the only healthy option, but Villa just bought 21-year-old Pierluigi Gollini in the summer. Jack and Robert discuss this in detail, as well as the sale of Rudy Gestede along with more transfer rumours in Episode 107 of the Holtecast. Additionally, this episode features an interview with Cameron Hall, Chairman of...
7500 To Holte Jan 4, 2017
Aston Villa heat up their chase for a proven goalkeeper

Aston Villa heat up their chase for a proven goalkeeper

Villa make a big move to replace Gollini and Bunn between the sticks According to a report by HITC, Aston Villa are set to ramp up their bid for Queens Park Rangers keeper, Alex Smithies, 26. Smithies would replace the tandem of Mark Bunn and Pierluigi Gollini as Villa’s main goalkeeper. I will begin with an admission. I’ve wanted Alex Smithies to be a Villan since 2010. Now this contradicts everything I’ve said about Gollini, but I truly believe that Smithies is a talent Villa cannot afford to pass up on. For those who don’t know him, Smithies was tipped to be the next big thing...
7500 To Holte Jan 4, 2017
Aston Villa need a coherent transfer plan and they need it immediately

Aston Villa need a coherent transfer plan and they need it immediately

It’s unclear what Aston Villa want to do in the winter transfer window, and that’s a problem. Rudy Gestede is out. So, too, is Libor Kozak. There are rumblings that Ross McCormack might be being bandied about, but who even knows. Meanwhile, a large chunk of Aston Villa are about to head to Africa for AFCON. Alan Hutton continues to regularly play right back for a team looking to be a part of the playoff hunt. And Pierluigi Gollini has been benched in favor of Mark Bunn because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. This is Aston Villa as they stand on 4 January 2017. They are a club who are, without...

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