Aston Villa midfielder Henri Lansbury is reportedly set for an exit in the ongoing January transfer window.
The Guardian had recently reported that Villa would be open to loaning out Lansbury and also left-back Neil Taylor, but another update has now emerged about the 30-year-old midfielder.
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Lansbury open to leaving in January
A report has emerged recently from Express and Star and it talks about Villa’s plans in the January transfer window. The article states that with the midfielder’s contract at the club expiring at the end of the campaign, the Englishman is set to be given a chance to find a new club for himself now.
Lansburg has been at Villa since he joined the club from Nottingham Forest in the winter of 2017 for a fee of £3.06 million. He has previously plied his trade with the likes of Norwich City and West Ham too. The former England Under-21s international is a product of the Arsenal youth academy (as per Transfermarkt).
The report also states that Lansbury was excluded for Dean Smith’s squad for the first half of the Premier League campaign. The 30-year-old has played thrice in the League Cup this season, picking up one assist. He is currently valued at £1.08m.
Best to let Lansbury leave
During his time at Villa, Lansbury has made 53 appearances in all competitions while scoring three goals and picking up nine assists. He did make four League Cup appearances last season, assisting five times, and made ten Premier League showings (as per Transfermarkt).
Lansbury’s numbers suggest that he can be a useful player but considering how he hasn’t been included in the squad this season, Smith might not trust him as a player anymore. Also, Villa have quite a few options for the central midfield spot and it would make sense for Lansbury to move on.
In other news, an update has emerged about another Villa central midfielder – read more here.
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