Former Premier League footballer Steve Howey believes that Emiliano Buendia is a very good player, and that if Aston Villa could sign James Ward-Prowse then he would be a fantastic signing for the club.

Buendia completed a move to Villa Park from Norwich City for a club record transfer fee and signed a five-year-deal with the club.

The right-winger featured 41 times for the Canaries in the Championship last season, scoring 15 goals and providing a further 17, with Howey telling Football FanCast: “I think Buendia is a very good player, I think he struggled the first time Norwich came up but apparently he was absolutely outstanding last year, so you know I think they broke the record to bring him to the club.”

Villa have recruited even further this summer alongside Buendia, with Leon Bailey, Ashley Young, Danny Ings and Axel Tuanzebe all signing deals at Villa Park.

Earlier on in the summer, Villa saw a bid for Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe turned down and have recently seen the same happen for Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, with SaintsExtra claiming Villa believe it could take £50m to sign him.

Sky Sports reported that the club had a £25m bid rejected from the Saints for Ward-Prowse but Howey believes he would be a fantastic signing for Villa, saying: “I’m not sure what you could do to prise Ward-Prowse away from Southampton. He’s captain, you know he’s kind of pretty much the main man there, but I’ve always liked him. For me, for a team to get him like Aston Villa, I think would be a fantastic signing.”

Aston Villa have added some further quality to their side this summer so far, and with less than a month left of the transfer window, will there be any further incomings this summer?

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