Aston Villa will reportedly seek to loan out Wesley in the summer transfer window following horrendous injury problems for the striker.
The Lowdown: Injury hell for Wesley
The Brazilian arrived at Villa Park in the summer of 2019, costing £22m and becoming the most expensive signing the club’s history at the time. He has since been usurped by Ollie Watkins in that respect, but it’s fair to say big things were expected of the striker.
The Latest: Villa looking to sell striker
According to Football Insider, Villa don’t intend to keep Wesley in their squad for next season, moving him on to pastures new instead. The report claimed that Dean Smith had been unconvinced by the Brazilian even before his horrific injury in January 2020.
The plan is to loan him out and sign another striker, which suggests that he has no future at Villa Park moving forward.
The Verdict: Time to move on
There was so much promise when Wesley arrived, but unfortunately the severity of his injury means that he may never be the same player again.
There is a feeling that Smith’s side have moved on without him, too, with Watkins leading the line excellently in his place, scoring 13 goals in the league this season and justifying his club-record outlay.
Wesley will hopefully be a reliable player again one day, but with another striker potentially coming in, it is hard to see how he can revive his abortive Aston Villa career.
In other news, one Villa player has been linked with a shock move to a ‘big six’ club this summer. Find out who it is here.
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