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Emery: Villa need to sign a specialist winge


Aston Villa boss Unai Emery has revealed the club's primary target in the January transfer window is to sign a "specialist winger".

The Spaniard has enjoyed a solid start to life at Villa Park after replacing Steven Gerrard in November but appears keen to begin to put his own imprint on the squad at the first opportunity.

Having struggled to score goals under Gerrard, Villa have found the net nine times in Emery's first five Premier League games in charge, but Wednesday's 1-1 draw at home to local rivals Wolves offered a reminder of the team's potential inefficiency in the final third.

"We are trying to add some different characteristics of players to introduce into the squad," Emery said after the match at Villa Park.

"We have now two strikers in Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, specifically strikers. If we need someone, we need someone with different characteristics.

"As well, we are thinking to add one more to the squad. For example, we need a winger. A specialist winger. We are trying to find one."

Wednesday's draw was Villa's first in the Premier League since Emery's appointment, following three wins and a loss that have helped lift the club to 11th in the table

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