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Aston Villa looking to raid Barnsley yet again this summer, with 26-year old on Bruce’s radar

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Aston Villa could again look to Barnsley for recruitments this summer, with Marc Roberts reportedly on Steve Bruce’s summer transfer list, according to the Birmingham Mail.

During the January transfer window, both Conor Hourihane and James Bree made the move from Barnsley to Villa Park, after impressing during the first-half of the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Bruce is now keen to add another Tyke to his Villa squad in the summer, with Roberts, Barnsley’s captain, on his radar.

Roberts, 26, was in excellent form for Barnsley last season, making 40 appearances for the South Yorkshire side and helping Paul Heckingbottom’s men to a 14th placed finish.

Villa are looking to make minor changes to their squad over the summer, as Bruce looks to shape a squad capable of challenging for promotion, after a difficult first season back in the second-tier.

A central defender is reportedly on Bruce’s transfer list, as he looks to strengthen his options that already include James Chester, Nathan Baker, Micah Richards and Tommy Elphick.

Bruce could face competition to sign Roberts over the course of the summer, with West Bromwich Albion keen to give the 26-year old a chance in the Premier League next season. 

Villa fans… Do you think Roberts would be a good addition to Bruce’s squad? Would you be confident of signing him ahead of West Brom? Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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