Smith: Ross Barkley’s signing has transformed Aston Villa

Ross Barkley-Aston Villa

Aston Villa signed Ross Barkley from Chelsea on a loan deal this summer and the 26-year-old midfielder has been in fine form for Dean Smith’s side.

He has already managed to score two goals in his two appearances with Aston Villa.

The midfielder has not only added goals to the side he has improved the creativity in the midfield as well.

Aston Villa needed someone to share the creative burden with Jack Grealish and the on-loan Chelsea player has proven to be a smart investment.

Recently Aston Villa manager Dean Smith heaped praise on the 26-year-old and claimed that he has already made a big impact.

Smith also claimed that Barkley’s performances for Aston Villa could force Gareth Southgate to consider him for England call up.

It will be interesting to see if the 26-year-old can build on his impressive start to life at Villa park and continue to perform at a high level.

Barkley was highly rated during his time at Everton but the lack of game time at Chelsea stalled his development.

The 26-year-old still has a lot of time to improve as a player and fulfil his potential.

His arrival has transformed Aston Villa in the attack and the Villans are now in a good position to challenge for European qualification this season.

It will be interesting to see how the team performs in the coming weeks and if they can maintain this sort of consistency until January, it could turn into a very special season for Aston Villa.