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Villa raising ambitions through actually spending money on players?

Up until now, Paul Lambert has had a small transfer budget at Aston Villa. Is this all about to change?

Laurence Griffiths

According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa are interested in bringing in two players that would cost big money. The cost would be large for both the transfer fee and weekly wages. Manchester United forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby are the two players in question. Hernandez has scored four times in 20 league appearances this season. Holtby, currently on loan at Fulham, has one goal in six appearances for the relegation strugglers.

Both of these players have struggled to get regular playing time this season, which is why the links make sense. Paul Lambert also talked about needing more money at his most recent press conference following the loss last weekend to Swansea City. I think the Holtby link makes more sense than that of Hernandez. Holtby, at 23 years old, is two years younger than Chicharito. Also he is an attacking midfielder, which the club have been needing for some time now. With Libor Kozák looking like he will be ready for the beginning of next season, I'm not entirely sure Villa need a striker, especially one in the mold of Darren Bent. Hernandez isn't exactly known for being a complete forward, and without anyone to supply him, he wouldn't be very effective. Also, both of these players are on pretty hefty wages. But, they are proven Premier League players who would improve the squad.

Do you think bringing in one or both of these players would boost the club to the level that they should be at? Let us know in the comments!

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