After suffering relegation from the Premier League, Aston Villa will have to be smart if they want a quick return to the top flight.
With several big names looking for an easy escape, Roberto Di Matteo will have to blood in some of the youngsters if he wants a competitive squad.
Key players such as Jordan Ayew, Jordan Veretout and Carlos Sanches are already close to exits, with more seemingly to follow, and Roberto Di Matteo has already taken actions to combat this, by splashing the cash on Reading’s talented midfielder Aaron Tshibola.
It’s going to be a crucial year for Aston Villa’s youngsters, and Roberto Di Matteo is a manager renowned for giving game time to youngsters, most notably handing a young Ryan Bertrand his Champions League debut in the final during his time at Chelsea.
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