Villa will turn attentions to bolstering their attack after sealing the signing of Pau Torres.
The Spain international will travel to the UK to undergo a medical at the end of his summer break ahead of joining in a deal worth around £35million.
Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams is also on Villa’s radar but the main priority is on strengthening up front, particularly in wide areas.
Leicester winger Harvey Barnes remains among the main targets, while they are thought to be among the club’s tracking Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson. Emery is eager for Ollie Watkins, Villa’s top scorer for the last three seasons, to sign a new deal with talks expected to continue when players return for pre-season training next week.
Another goalkeeper could also be signed to provide competition for Emi Martinez
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Aston Villa complete transfer coup by sealing £31.5m deal for Pau Torres as the Spaniard joins former boss Unai Emery at Villa Park after Bayern Munich interest
Aston Villa have pulled off a coup by signing Villarreal defender Pau Torres in a deal worth £31.5million.
The stylish left-footed centre-back, who had a £55m buy out clause, was convinced by Villa’s ambition and the prospect of linking up with Unai Emery once again.
The Spain international was also wanted by Bayern Munich but they are signing Napoli’s Kim Min Jae.
Villa want to sign a winger with Leicester’s Harvey Barnes and Brennan Johnson of Nottingham Forest among their targets.
They remain one of five clubs keen on Leeds midfielder Tyler Adams with West Ham, Brighton, Everton and Forest.
During his time at Villarreal, the centre back played 105 times for the Aston Villa boss, who has guided Aston Villa to the Conference League in his first term at the helm.
Torres comes to Villa Park a Spanish international, having been capped by La Roja 23 times, and has long been of interest to many of Europe’s elite.
Manchester United were credited with looking to bring him to Old Trafford in the past, although it is believed that Erik ten Hag was keen to sign Lisandro Martinez over the Spaniard at the time, ending their pursuit last summer.
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Aston Villa complete transfer coup by sealing £31.5m deal for Pau Torres who joins Unai Emery