By Dan Plumley

16th Aug, 2023 | 5:10pm

Finance Expert shares Aston Villa transfer jeopardy after Jack Harrison news

We’re delighted to welcome football finance expert Dr Daniel Plumley as our exclusive columnist, he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Aston Villa.

Dan Plumley has insisted that Aston Villa must not have seen Jack Harrison as a risk worth taking after his move to Villa Park collapsed.

Fabrizio Romano reported on 13 August that the Villans had hijacked Everton’s move for the Leeds winger, only to pull out with the attacker set to be out for weeks.

The finance expert admitted that there is jeopardy for the club to take risks on injured players, but it also depends on their need for transfers at the time.

“It’s something we don’t often speak about,” he exclusively told Villa News.

“It has come more to light with Chelsea and signing players on eight and nine-year deals, there is a risk in that from a player injury point of view as you’re only ever one game away from an injury and if you have an injury record.

You can see how vital it can be on a decision over whether you sign a type of player, and it does show the jeopardy there. Position that with Aston Villa and where he has ended up at Everton, the risk there for Villa is something they don’t think is worth taking but they’re in a much different position to Everton.

It’s not just player injury risk and jeopardy, it is also jeopardy for the club but it is very dependent on where you find yourself at that point in time.”

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