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Report: Aston Villa want Middlesbrough pair Assombalonga and Randolph

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Report: Aston Villa want Middlesbrough pair Assombalonga and Randolph

Aston Villa are interested in signing Middlesbrough pair Darren Randolph and Britt Assombalonga, according to a report from TEAMtalk.

The pressure on Dean Smith this month has increased with both Tom Heaton and Wesley being ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury.

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The Villans already needed a strong window after being dragged into the relegation battle in the Premier League. And the double injury blow has only added to Smith’s to-do list.

TEAMtalk reports that he may look to the Riverside Stadium for signings at both ends of the pitch, with Randolph and Assombalonga on his radar.

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It is suggested that bids close to £10 million will be enough for Assombalonga, while Villa are battling West Ham for Randolph’s signature.

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After a busy summer, it would not be a surprise to see Villa not make too many signings this month. So the players they do bring in are going to be under pressure to make an impact.

 

Randolph is a good goalkeeper and boasts Premier League experience. He could be a shrewd signing given that he has been a very good addition for Boro.

The interest in Assombalonga is intriguing. He had scored 43 league goals across the previous three campaigns. But he is going to need a very good run of form during the remaining months of the season to achieve a similar tally this time around.

He has scored six times in 20 Championship games. So it may be deemed a gamble to spend around £10 million on bringing Assombalonga to Villa Park this month.

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