English Premiership

Aston Villa's transfers rated

2015-09-02 12:20

Cape Town - Tim Sherwood managed to do a lot of work during the transfer window but failed to find suitable replacements for Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph.

Aston Villa's transfers rated: 6.5/10

Villa were powerless to stop Christian Benteke leaving the club after Liverpool paid his £32.5 million buy-out fee, but can Villa stay up without him? Fabian Delph is another major exit.

Transfer summary:

In: Scott Sinclair (Manchester City, £2.5m), Micah Richards (Manchester City, free), Idrissa Gueye (Lille, undisclosed), Jordan Amavi (Nice, undisclosed), Jordan Ayew (Lorient, undisclosed), Jose Angel Crespo (Cordoba, undisclosed), Jordan Veretout (Nantes, undisclosed), Rudi Gestede (Blackburn, undisclosed), Adama Traore (Barcelona, £7m), Joleon Lescott (West Brom, £2m), Matija Sarkic (Anderlecht, undisclosed)

Out: Andreas Weimann (Derby County, £2.75m), Darren Bent (Derby County, free), Enda Stevens (Portsmouth, free), Graham Burke (released), Chris Herd (released), Shay Given (Stoke, free), Antonio Luna (Eibar, free), Ron Vlaar (released), Christian Benteke (Liverpool, £32.5m), Aly Cissokho (Porto, loan), Callum Robinson (Bristol City, loan), Matthew Lowton (Burnley, undisclosed), Nathan Baker (Bristol City, loan), Joe Bennett (Bournemouth, loan)

Best bit of business: Generally the squad has been beefed up well and it will be interesting to see how Adama Traore goes this season.

Worst bit of business: Failing to replace Christian Benteke is almost definitely going to come back to haunt Tim Sherwood.

*Villa fans, please direct all your complaints about this rating or Aston Villa in general to Sport24's Twitter account: @sport24news


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