Robert Snodgrass and Sam Johnstone both had successful spells while out on loan at Aston Villa last season.
However, due to the Villans’ current financial situation, a deal to bring Snodgrass back to Villa Park looks unlikely while Johnstone is set for a move to rivals West Brom, as per Sky Sports.
And now Villa could be about to miss out on another one of their loan assets from their last campaign with £2.7m-rated (via Transfermarkt) striker Lewis Grabban said to be closing in on a move to Nottingham Forest, according to the Sun, while Birmingham City are also reported to be interested in the 30-year-old’s signature (via Birmingham Mail).
Having already lost John Terry and Snodgrass while Johnstone’s transfer to West Brom looks imminent, Grabban’s possible arrival at the City ground will come as a blow to manager Steve Bruce.
Jack Grealish’s expected departure to one of the Premier League’s elite will also be of concern to Bruce, who doesn’t have the funds to replace the outgoings at Villa Park.
Take a look at what Villa fans are saying on Grabban’s future below…
After that play off final performance I never wanted to see grabban wear a villa shirt again anyway first time I have seen a player walk around all game in a final so I’m glad he’s going to some1 else
— Mark Nokes (@Nokes89) July 3, 2018
— Rob Jones (@UpTheAstonVilla) July 3, 2018
Grabban off to forest for £5m according to Sky Sports.
— Tom Daniels (@tommyboyrocksit) 3 July 2018
Blues linked with Grabban… same as I said yesterday when Forest were linked… not really that bothered his goals return last year isn’t a true reflection… quite lazy, scored a few pens and mainly tap ins! Was the 1 loanee I wasn’t overly bothered about
— Jordan Spencer (@JordAvfc) 3 July 2018
Grabban maybe going to Blues and Johnstone going to the baggies doesn’t upset me as much as it should. #avfc
— (@Gazoaks) 3 July 2018
Blues in for Grabban
— HMRCTranstweet 跨鸣叫 (@AVFCTransTweet) 3 July 2018