Former Aston Villa star Paul Merson says they need an experienced midfield signing.
Merson wants boss Paul Lambert to bring in an experienced midfielder – otherwise he fears his old club will not beat the drop.
He told the Daily Star Sunday: “If you had to pick one team to go down from the Premier League at the moment, you would say Villa.
“Lambert needs a ball player who will put his foot on the ball and dictate. He should have bought someone like that by now.”