'Just like Rangers did' - Steven Gerrard tipped to make key Aston Villa January transfer

Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has predicted that Steven Gerrard will look to sign a left-back in the January transfer to help give Matt Targett competition.

New head coach Gerrard is expected to make his own mark on the squad in the New Year when the window re-opens having made an excellent start to life in the Villa Park dugout.

He has already been linked with a move for Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa in a deal that could cost Villa around £25m if Gerrard decides to push ahead.

And Hutton feels a left-back will be on the agenda for Villa’s Gerrard when he is given the chance to bolster his squad.

“If we take it by sections, the forward line is very strong,” he told Football Insider.

“I think the midfield is strong, Nakamba is coming into it at the moment as well, Douglas Luiz too.

“Back four, you could tweak it a little bit. I think at left-back they need cover or someone to really push Matt Targett.

“Especially the way Villa play, they’re going to end up wanting the full-backs high and wide. They’ll be putting crosses in, just like Rangers did.

“That’s probably an area where they’re probably going to have to look to strengthen. You’ve only got Matt Targett currently.

“Obviously Gerrard will have his own ideas and his own plans of what he sees the team looking like in the future. I think that’s an area that kind of stands out for me at the moment.”

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