Football Manager 2020 Team Guide: Aston Villa

In this Football Manager 2020 Aston Villa team guide, we will explore the club in close detail to provide you with information to help you at the start your FM20 Aston Villa save.

Aston Villa are back in the Premier League after their relegation from the Premier League in 2015/2016 season.

Club Background

Founded in 1874, Aston Villa are a professional English club currently playing in the English Premier Division. Aston Villa booked their place in the Premier Divison by winning promotion from the Sky Bet Championship last season.

The club play their home games at Villa Park and possess superb training facilities and excellent youth facilities. The Club’s training ground is Bodymoor Heath. The Aston Villa youth team play at Bodymoor Heath. The club also has adequate academy coaching and an adequate youth recruitment network. The club is affectionately known as The Villa and retains a fierce rivalry with Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Enjoying their greatest era during the 1890s, The Villa have a history they can be proud of. Boasting a total of twenty-six competition wins, here are just a some of their highlights; Aston Villa won the Champions Cup in 1982, won the English top division seven times and are ten-time runners-up, won the Euro. Super Cup in 1982, have seven FA Cup wins to their name and finished second best four further times.

The Board Expectations

The Aston Villa board are expecting you to avoid relegation in the first season and within five years to maintain a Premier Division top-half finish.

Transfer & Wage Budget

Transfer budget: £10M
Wage Budget: £1.070M p/w (£36,000 p/w remaining)

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Key Players

Tyrone Mings – (CA 138 – PA 143)

Best Attributes – Bravery (16), Determination (16), Heading (15), Tackling (15), Aggression (15).

Wesley – (CA 134 – PA 150)

Best Attributes – Balance (18), Strength (17), Aggression (16), Jumping Reach (16), Heading (15).

Jack Grealish – (CA 141 – PA 160)

Best Attributes – Flair (17), Dribbling (16), Technique (15), vision (15), First Touch (14).

Young Players

Ezri Konsa – (CA 124 – PA 147)

Best Attributes – Work Rate (16), Tackling (15), Teamwork (15), Marking (14), Positioning (14).

Douglas Luiz – (CA 133 – PA 152)

Best Attributes – Marking (15), Long Shots (14), Tackling (14), Acceleration (14), Teamwork (14).

Andre Green – (CA 114 – PA 145)

Best Attributes – Pace (15), Acceleration (14), Agility (14), Dribbling (13), Technique (13).

Players to consider selling

Jonathan Kodija – (CA 121 – PA 138)

Value: £6.5M
Wage: £40K p/w

Ørjan Nyland – (CA 123 – PA 130)

Value: £6.5M
Wage: £20K p/w

Scott Hogan – (CA 120 – PA 135)

Value: £7M
Wage: £35K p/w

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