Southampton manager Nathan Jones has spoken with Aston Villa centre-back Jan Bednarek about recalling the Pole from his loan spell before the transfer window closes..
Bednarek has made three Premier League appearances for Villa so far this season, and he has played in just one. He started once, in a 3-0 loss at Fulham, and was replaced at halftime by former manager Steven Gerrard, who was later fired that night.
As Villa look to add more new recruits in the final days of the window, new manager Unai Emery has already told Ludwig Augustinsson, Marvelous Nakamba, and Morgan Sanson that they can find new clubs this month..
With Saints manager Jones keen to strengthen his defense, Bednarek’s loan could be terminated.
He has refused to confirm or deny the suggestion, and after the impressive return of Duje Caleta-Car following Armel Bella-injury, Kotchap’s Jones was questioned again.
What we need to do is come out of this window stronger than we went in, and that should be the goal of every single transfer window. That is what we must do,” he stated.
“The team must improve in every single window. That is what recruitment entails. You never go backwards, and you never become stagnant. If something comes along that significantly improves us and fits in with the model here and the financial balances and everything, we will do it..
But the important thing is that we improve on every level that comes out of this window..
“I’ve spoken to everyone who is out on loan here, whether it’s Jack Stephens (AFC Bournemouth), Jan Bednarek, Nathan Tella (Burnley), Will Smallbone (Stoke City),” Jones continued.
“We know what we want to do and what’s the plan for those, and if something we feel can strengthen us via a recall or whatever it is then fine, we will do that. It’s simply a matter of ensuring that we are stronger on February 1st than we were on January 1st.
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