Aston Villa were extremely busy towards the back end of the January transfer window with 7 new players arriving in the final two weeks of the month.
There were also plenty of players shipped out as Steve Bruce looked to reshuffle his squad and start putting his own personal stamp on this team.
Despite sitting in the bottom half of the Championship and being well adrift of the play-off zone, Aston Villa is a very attractive option for players.
You have the pull of the big club, a fantastic Premier League quality stadium, large fan base and it is a club with a rich history.
This allowed them to bring in players of top flight standard.
Among the arrivals was Neil Taylor, who joined on deadline day from Swansea City, with Jordan Ayew going the other way.
The Wales international arrived to boost Bruce’s defensive options.
Here are 2 pros and 2 cons to Taylor’s signing.