Aston Villa midfielder Henri Lansbury is struggling for game time at the club, and he is now on the verge of a move to the Championship.
The latest on Lansbury
According to the Mirror, Bristol City are interested in the midfielder and want to make a move for him before the transfer window shuts on Monday.
His contract expires in the summer, but he has been left out of the Premier League squad and Villa are happy with him heading out on loan for the remainder of the season.
Football Insider have since claimed that a deal has been agreed for Lansbury to leave this month on a loan deal until the end of the season, so it now appears to be only a matter of time before this move is complete.
Lansbury will want some game time
The fact that he didn’t even make the 25-man Premier League squad highlights that Dean Smith sees the midfielder as surplus to requirements. He is currently on £40,ooo- a-week, which makes him one of the 11 best-paid players at Villa Park (spotrac).
Lansbury has had a very decent career, scoring 50 goals and picking up 40 assists (Transfermarkt). At Villa, the goals haven’t been as frequent as he has only managed two, however he has made over 50 appearances so was certainly a key figure in the promotion campaign.
The time feels right for the midfielder to part ways and with him now 30, he will be wanting to play more consistently before he retires. Meanwhile, Villa announced the signing of another midfielder in Morgan Sanson, and this has pushed Lansbury even further down the pecking order.
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