Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi is expected to stay at Villa Park, according to Ashley Preece of Birmingham Live.
The Lowdown: Source’s Tuesday update
Reports from a Villa source on Tuesday morning suggested that Dean Smith was happy to let El Ghazi and Wesley Moraes go this summer.
However, it appears as if that is not the case, going off reliable reporter Preece just hours later.
Should Villa sell El Ghazi?
Yes, no longer needed!
No, keep him!
The Latest: Preece’s claim
Preece shared a story on Villa’s transfer state of play when it comes to incomings and outgoings on Birmingham Live.
Within his report, he addressed El Ghazi’s future in the Midlands, admitting he ‘is expected to stick around’ – a fairly important five-word update due to the rumours earlier in the day.
The Verdict: Keep
With Jack Grealish sealing his move to Manchester City, Smith would have just three fit wingers in Leon Bailey, Emiliano Buendia and Bertrand Traore, should they sell El Ghazi.
The Dutchman still has two years left on his contract, so if he doesn’t feature much in the first half of the season, Villa can always re-evaluate, but for now, it appears to be the right call.
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