Unmerciful Steven Gerrard bumped into an already-agreed Robben Olsen deal as Aston Villa neared a fourth signing

Steven Gerrard is close to his fourth signing in the January window after Aston Villa agreed personal terms with a player already out on loan elsewhere, according to a reliable source.

Aston Villa have already acquired Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne this month. Coutinho signed on loan with an option to buy, while Digne arrived from Everton for a fee of £25m.

A third arrival could soon follow a A possible replacement for Axel Tuanzebe has already been approved. However, the third-place finisher could quickly make way for number four, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The trusted transfer coach on Twitter Aston Villa has reached an “agreement on personal terms” with Roma goalkeeper, Robin Olsen.

The Swede is a household name after spending the 2020/21 season on loan with Everton. Another exit from loan was imminent this season when the 32-year-old moved to Sheffield United on a temporary basis.

Villa have been known to be looking for extra strength in depth between the sticks with only Jed Steer providing support to Emiliano Martinez at the moment.

Passing West Ham’s goal for Olsen

West Ham veteran Darren Randolph has been promoted. But Villa appears to have since turned her attention to Olsen.

i mentioned romano That while personal terms have been agreed with the player, the deal is not necessarily straightforward. That’s because it appears to be up to Sheffield United whether they agree to facilitate Villa’s move by bringing Olsen back to Roma initially.

But if approved, Olsen’s loan spell with the Blades will be terminated before he immediately moves to Villa Park – also on loan until the end of the season.

Olsen has been a regular for Bramall Lane this season, although he hasn’t been in the league since early November. As such, the Blades may be more receptive to the news now than they were a couple of months ago.

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Steven Gerrard is approaching another addition

Meanwhile, Aston Villa are close to signing another deal in January in the form of Dundee United defender Keir Smith, according to reports.

according to football insideVilla had accepted an offer from Dundee United for Keir Smith. The young defender made his debut for Dundee United in February 2021. Almost a year later, he mustered 12 appearances for the club. He just turned 17 in December.

Smith appears to have a bright future and is hoping to realize his potential south of the border. The report claims that he has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year contract to join Villa.

A Premier League team has just been denied Axel Tuanzebe After his loan spell from Manchester United was cancelled, he could join Napoli instead.

It remains to be seen if Smith will take Tuanzebe’s place in Villa’s squad. Instead, he can develop into the youth ranks of the moment.

The long-term , football inside He claims that he is certainly seen as someone who can become a dependable player for the first team.

Their update follows confirmation from the sun Earlier this week, a £800,000 bid resolved the issue for Villa. The number can go up with add-ons.

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