Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has guided the club into the playoff places in recent weeks, but will know that his side have a long way to go before promotion can be discussed at Villa Park.
The club are set to be limited in the winter transfer window, with loan deals the most likely incoming in Birmingham this month, and fans here in The Transfer Tavern are excited by the prospect of new faces at the club over the course of the next few weeks. Our landlord sat down with the lads from the second city to chat all things Villa over a couple of well-earned pints. During the chat news broke from Bleacher Report journalist Dean Jones on Twitter that suggested that Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe was likely to join the club on loan this month, with Bruce keen on a deal.
Hearing that Axel Tuanzebe is likely to join Aston Villa on loan from Man United
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) January 12, 2018
The Congolese-born England youth international is held in extremely high regard by staff at Old Trafford, and has already made five Premier League appearances for the Red Devils despite his tender age. The 20-year-old has a bright future in Manchester, but boss Jose Mourinho could be willing to let the player develop under Bruce for six-months.
Landlord’s Verdict: Tuanzebe is a top prospect for both club and country, and looks destined to become a regular at Old Trafford in the near future. A short-term deal with Villa will do him the world of good, with regular Championship minutes sure to accelerate the player’s growth.
United will trust former captain Bruce to nurture their talent at Villa Park, and Bruce’s squad will benefit greatly from Tuanzebe’s presence. Get this deal done, and Villa’s chances of promotion this year will certainly increase.
Villa fans, let us know what you think!
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