Aston Villa have responded in dauntless fashion in their process of securing promotion back to the Premier League. The John Terry-led side have gathered 83 points in 45 matches and are currently gearing up for the all-important playoffs.

However, they need to shift their focus on the upcoming transfer window too, which is quite crucial for a side aspiring to challenge for the Premier League status. Irrespective of the status they claim, it is important to sign quality, top-grade players and bolster their ranks.

It will surely be a success story if they can permanently sign some of their in-form loan players, who are carrying the team on their shoulders at the moment. Here are three signings Aston Villa need to make in the summer transfer window –

Robert Snodgrass

Snodgrass has lived up to his credentials, his full potential for the Villans. He has been a permanent, influential figure at right wing for them. Moreover, the West Ham United loanee has scored many times, when the team needs him most.

As he has fit into the Villa setup like a jigsaw puzzle piece, it will be important to keep him at the Birmingham-based club. He is in a rich vein of form, having scored 7 goals and created 14 more this season. Surely, he’ll be the one to go after, in the transfer window.

Sam Johnstone 

First and foremost, Johnstone isn’t going to rise through the Manchester United’s pecking order, which consists of David De Gea and Sergio Romero. Hence, a permanent deal for the loanee would do a world of good to both parties.

For sure, the 25-year-old can’t wait forever to feature in a Manchester United line up. As he has found his feet and established himself at Villa Park, it is right for the management to sign this crowd favourite permanently.

Jake Livermore

The Baggies’ midfielder has undergone a sudden rise in form and is undoubtedly going to lure other Premier League clubs and newcomers. He starred in the impossible looking victory against Manchester United and an inspiring draw against Liverpool.

These stagings have earned him a nomination for the Player of the month award, which only means that teams will keep a close eye on the 28-year-old if West Brom faces the drop. He boasts of an excellent tackle completion rate of 2.1 per game on an average, which illustrates how crucial his contributions are in the centre of the pitch. Livermore’s positioning ability and discipline are fantastic attributes to have.