Aston Villa are enjoying an excellent second season in the Sky Bet Championship, with Steve Bruce’s side prime contenders for automatic promotion this season.
The former Hull City and Birmingham boss worked well in the summer transfer window, adding further faces to the squad he inherited in 2016 with a number of talented, experienced heads.
The likes of John Terry, Glenn Whelan and Chris Samba were brought in to add quality to a relatively inexperienced side, with a number of academy graduates emerging from Bodymoor Heath in recent years.
Bruce will be limited in January, with funds at a premium due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, but fresh talent is needed to provide Villa with an injection ahead of the second half of the season.
Bruce should target deals for these five players to bolster his squad…