Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane is expected to depart the club over the coming weeks, according to Birmingham Live reporter Ashley Preece.
The Lowdown: Hourihane at Villa
He almost helped Swansea to the top flight but is now back in the Midlands and played in a secret friendly against Liverpool on Sunday.
Were Aston Villa right to let Hourihane go?
The Latest: Preece’s update
Preece shared a Villa notebook on Birmingham Live on Tuesday morning, where he discussed a number of topics.
One of those was transfers, with the reliable reporter claiming that Hourihane is expected to depart over the coming weeks.
Should he leave the club, a new midfielder could well come in before the window closes at the end of the month.
The Verdict: Right decision
Even though Hourihane has been a brilliant servant to the club, now appears to be the right time to move him on.
Even if Villa don’t receive a fee for the midfielder who is into the final 12 months of his contract, getting his salary off the books could be handy when it comes to any more potential additions.
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