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Report: Steven Gerrard thinks 27-year-old Villa player could get so much better now Kamara's in the team

Steven Gerrard thinks new Aston Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara will let John McGinn flourish even more next season.

According to the Telegraph, Gerrard wanted to bolster the spine of his team and wanted an anchorman to protect his defence as a priority.

That has been rapidly secured and it should allow the likes of McGinn to push forward and score more goals, with less worries about defensive responsibility.

You get the feeling Villa will be busy once again when the transfer window opens, and it would be a surprise if they did not sign another central defender, with James Tarkowski recently linked.

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Their report reads: “Improving the spine of the team is Steven Gerrard’s intention.

Having already signed the highly-rated defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara from Marseille on a five-year deal, they are also pursuing a new centre-back and a forward.

Getting Kamara so early this summer is a major coup.

“That position has been Villa’s priority since returning to the Premier League and Gerrard believes he will bring a new dimension to his team, and enable others – such as John McGinn – to flourish.

Kamara will let McGinn flourish

McGinn himself has been the subject of transfer interest from Tottenham and Liverpool, both of whom can offer Champions League football.

But Villa are in a strong financial position, and should not be under any pressure to sell for anything other than a huge offer.

And the report makes it clear that they are planning for next season with the Scot in their ranks, and he still has a chance of being at the World Cup later this year.

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