Hello and welcome to Saturday’s LIVE coverage of Aston Villa from BirminghamLive .
We will keep you up to date with all the latest from Villa Park on Saturday, September 19 as Dean Smith continues his work in the transfer market.
Winger Bertrand Traore was officially unveiled earlier as the £17 million arrival looks poised to feature in Monday’s Premier League opener against Sheffield United.
The Lyon capture becomes the fourth summer signing for Villa following the captures of Matty Cash, record-breaker Ollie Watkins and goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
Talks, meanwhile, are continuing about a move for Werder Bremen attacker Milot Rashica while there’s strong rumours from Turkey outlining how Mbwana Samatta is heading to Fenerbahce.
Villa got their season underway with a win at Burton Albion in midweek, with Watkins, Jack Grealish and Keinan Davis on target in a 3-1 victory.
Stay up to date with all the latest on our rolling live blog below…