Things are certainly looking up at Aston Villa! Still, the in-form side must now improve their midfield in the summer, and Isaac Hayden would complete a midfield trio of creativity.
Hayden, John McGinn, and Conor Hourihane would make one great midfield. One good enough to really push for promotion, or even make a real good go of staying in the Premier League, should they be promoted through the play-offs this season.
Hayden has been linked to Villa by the Daily Mail after he made it clear he wants to leave Newcastle at the end of the season because the distance between the city and his family home in London is too far. He put in a transfer request last June, but it was rejected.
Birmingham is certainly more accessible for the 24-year-old, who’s made 20 appearances for the Magpies this season. A move would also make him one of Villa’s main men, which he’s not had the luxury of being at Newcastle despite his impressive performances.
Despite Villa being in the Championship, the club’s size means it won’t seem like a step down. They could even be in the Premier League next term, but without that things are still looking up, and Hayden should relish the challenge of bringing the Villans back to the Premier League.
The 24-year-old would be a great signing for the long term too. With Villa looking to re-establish themselves as a top-flight team, they need to buy players capable of keeping the side there for years to come.
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