July 27, 2015

Aston Villa Review: Episode 124 - Delph and Benteke sales headline a busy summer

The summer transfer window isn't always a whirlwind of excitement for supporters of Aston Villa, but Tim Sherwood hinted at an overhaul and, in combination with the contractual details of a couple of star players, he's delivered emphatically. Chris and Steve return for a new season and begin by assessing the departures of Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke, two players whose exits couldn't have been more different.

We also discuss Villa's new signings - Micah Richards, Mark Bunn, Idrissa Gueye, Jordan Amavi and today's new recruit, Jordan Ayew - and a couple of key additions to the non-playing staff. Sherwood will be assisted by Ray Wilkins, while there's also a new addition higher up the ladder. Hendrik Almstadt has been brought in as an analytical Sporting Director; it looks like he's made a quick start.

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