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‘Smith should be looking at Barbet’ – After failed Aston Villa Fuchs bid, where next? – Opinion



Aston Villa manager Dean Smith’s transfer business in the January window has taken a blow, following the news that their bid to sign Leicester City full-back Christian Fuchs has been rejected, according to Sky Sports.

Smith is looking for competition for first-choice left-back Neil Taylor and with Fuchs struggling for regular football having fallen behind Ben Chilwell at the Foxes, the 32-year-old Austrian was seen as an obvious target.

So who should Villa be targeting after the Fuchs bid was rejected?

We discuss…..

Chris Gallagher

“Smith should be looking at Barbet.

“He knows the player well, he knows his character and what he will add to the group.

“As well as that, he’s out of contract in the summer so should be available on the cheap. It’s a no-brainer.”

Gary Hutchinson

“It’s not who, it’s what type that interests me.

“Fuchs has struggled at Leicester, but are they still looking for top flight cast-offs?

“That’s their mistake. Look into the Championship or League One.

“The quality is there at a fraction of the price.”

Jacob Potter

“Rico Henry has got to be their top target surely?

“The Brentford full-back is one of the brightest prospects to come out of the Championship and he would be the ideal signing for Dean Smith.

“He still has age on his side and could develop into an excellent player.

“It might come with a hefty fee having to be paid, but in the long-run, it’ll prove to be the perfect signing for Smith’s side.”

Jay Taylor

“Just because one bid got rejected doesn’t mean that is the end of the matter.

“Villa could go back and make a new offer – such is the unpredictability of the latter stages of the transfer window.

“I don’t think we have seen the end of the Fuchs to Villa saga – I think it is set to continue.”

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Article title: ‘Smith should be looking at Barbet’ – After failed Aston Villa Fuchs bid, where next? – Opinion

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