Villa can challenge Wolves for Europa League spot, says Tony Morley

Friday, July 26th, 2019 1:27pm

By Patrick Christys @PatrickChristys

"It's a massive club."

Aston Villa could challenge Wolves for a Europa League spot thanks to raft of new signings, Villa legend Tony Morley told Love Sport Breakfast.

Morley, who played 137 games at Villa Park, scoring 25 goals, thinks the club's wealthy owners, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, are building a solid base.

The club has had a busy summer window, signing all the players listed below:

Björn Engels Reims Undisclosed
Mahmoud Hassan Kasimpasaspor Undisclosed
Kortney Hause Wolverhampton Wanderers £3.1m
Jota Birmingham City Undisclosed
Tyrone Mings Bournemouth £20.0m
Ezri Konsa Ngoyo Brentford £12.0m
Wesley Moraes Ferreira da Silva Club Brugge Undisclosed
Matt Targett Southampton Undisclosed

Morley told Richard Lee and Patrick Christys: "You've got to look at Dean's record. He's very, very good at finding young players and developing them and maybe selling them on for a profit.

"But the people who own Villa are very wealthy people. I'm very excited.

"I think they're going in the right direction, I think the players they're buying are young and can improve.

"I shouldn't really ay this but if they do as well as Wolves I'd be more than happy. That would be a big local derby.

"The next two seasons are so hard. If we can just stay in there and build for the future I can see them pushing to get in the Europa League.

"It's a massive club."

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