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Breaking News ! Prince William on Villa's last day Aston Villa fan, president of the Football Association and one day heir to the throne Prince William has admitted that despite the public pressures on his own life - it was his beloved Villa who gave him one of his most 'stressful moments' before overwhelming him with pride. The Prince spoke to the BBC earlier today about Villa's relegation run-in, where potential results conspired to tip against them on the final day of the season. Bournemouth broke down Everton to achieve victory, and despite Villa's best efforts Watford seemed determined enough to overwhelm Arsenal after going down early to a number of Gunners strikes. However, everybody knows the result. Villa were able to stay up with a draw against West Ham United on the final day of the season - but it didn't always look nor feel like it was going to happen. And the Duke of Cambridge admitted that Villa's Hammers clash was getting to him. "The nerves were the worst I’ve ever known them," said Prince William to the BBC ahead of today's FA Cup final. "My children looked at me in horror as I was jumping off the sofa screaming my head off." The Prince was happy that in the situation he could save face - especially after the elation of Jack Grealish's potential West Ham winner was shot down by a deflected equaliser that came seconds later. As Villa fans screamed in joy, many were quickly caught out by a dramatic fluky hit that threatened to condemn Villa to the drop - pending the result of Watford's clash with Arsenal. Still, it turned out perfectly for William - and the entire Villans fanbase. "It’s very good news that as president of the FA I can hide away in these moments and not be seen. "It was one of the most stressful moments of my life as I imagine every Villa fan felt on that day. "I was very proud of what the club have done this year and I’m looking forward to next season." Sign up for our Villa newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or click here Read More Related Articles Ten sensational strikers Aston Villa could sign this summer Read More Related Articles How to pre-order new Aston Villa kit and Villa Park store opening times Ryan Giggs makes Grealish demand Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs thinks his old side should sign Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund this summer. The pair have been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford with reports claiming that Sancho is a priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The form of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba could prompt a rethink from United's transfer chiefs in terms making a move for another playmaker and a winger in Sancho's mould could become a more desirable player. Nevertheless Giggs thinks Grealish, who has reportedly been valued at £80 million by Villa, would be an ideal signing for his old side. Grealish has just finished his first season back in the top flight after three seasons away and has scored eight goals and registered six assists in 36 matches. "They're two good players," Giggs told the 'Webby and O'Neill' podcast. "The thing with Grealish is he's obviously used to the Premier League and doesn't need to adapt to it. For me, looking on the outside, he looks like he's got the mentality to come to this place and it not bother him. "Certain players can get overawed but I don't think it would overawe him. "The good thing this year is that he's scored 10 goals and got into double figures, which is the one question mark I would have had with him, does he score enough goals? "To get to double figures with no penalties is impressive." Sancho has also been linked and Giggs thinks United should sign them both. "Sancho is quick, direct but also an intelligent player," Giggs added. "What I like about him is, when he gets into those areas for the final ball, he doesn't panic, which is what a lot of wide players sometimes do. "He picks out the right pass and is someone who can counter-attack if we're going to play that but also, if a team sits back, he can beat players and make things happen. "Two signings that may be available and, if they are and we're able to get them, then I would go and get them.
. Dean Smith 's men will again grace the Premier League following their final-day survival mission at West Ham United last weekend. And the strip they will compete in next season has been revealed. The shirt is once again manufactured by Kappa but with a different sponsor. Cazoo, a used car dealer who have also joined up with top flight rivals Everton, has replaced betting company W88 as Villa 's new shirt sponsor. Unsurprisingly the home shirt is, of course, claret and blue with Kappa and Cazoo logos in white. Claret adorns the torso, back and upper chest parts of the shirt while the blue detail is on the shoulders and arms, the shirt almost split into two regards the colours. White shorts and blue socks make up Villa's home kit.
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Pepe Reina latest Any deal that Aston Villa had in mind for AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina may be put on hold. Reina was a part of the Villa side that secured Premier League survival last season, with the Spanish goalkeeper returning to the side for the final run-in after being dropped at the start of the season's Project Restart plan that saw the top tier kick football back off in June after breaking up in March. And with Villa's goalkeeping situation in flux due to a long-term injury sustained by first-choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton - as well as uncertainty over Orjan Nyland's form - Reina's availability may be of big interest to Villa following a decent loan spell in January.
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Reina, with a year left on his Rossoneri contract, will see his path to first-team football blocked by the presence of wonderkid Gianluigi Donnarumma - and has a higher chance of starting for Villa until Heaton's return. Even then, Reina would pick up more minutes as a back-up for Villa than as back-up for Milan. However, any deal Villa had in mind could be met with a stumbling block. That's according to AC Milan journalist Alessandro Jacobone who has reported that a possible issue in any deal to bring Reina to the club on a permanent basis will hinge on the difference in pay packets provided by the club. Reportedly, Reina's request for a severance package to offset the drop in wages between Milan and Villa's two-year offer could throw the deal off of the rails thanks to the finer details of any deal between the three parties. Milan are still happy for Reina to leave for no fee, owing to his high salary - meaning that any potential deal that takes him away from the club is still a positive, in the eyes of the Rossoneri hierarchy. Reina wouldn't necessarily need to fit into Villa's transfer philosophy despite the history of Johan Lange's purchases in his past role at Copenhagen and a few quality reinforcements up front and at the back could fit outside of age and value requirements to ensure the club are in a good place ahead of the upcoming 20/21 season.
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