Dean Smith is taking no prisoners this transfer window. On Monday the club confirmed that Yannick Bolasie would be returning to his parent club Everton and then yesterday it was confirmed by Birmingham Live that their on-loan Atletico Madrid goalkeeper was also nearing an early exit from Villa Park.
Andre Moreira is set to be the latest player to cancel his loan agreement with Aston Villa after it was revealed that he is on the verge of being sent back to Atletico Madrid. [birmingham live] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) January 22, 2019
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has been at Villa Park since the summer when Steve Bruce brought him in alongside Orjan Nyland. However, the Portuguese shot-stopper has featured just twice in his time at Villa Park, in Carabao Cup games against Yeovil and Burton. Given his record in Birmingham, it’s fair to say that calling Moreira a flop is a massive understatement,
At the age of just 23, it seems that the goalkeeper could still make a career for himself somewhere, and he certainly has the ability to do so. However, the issue with the shot-stopper is that during his time under Bruce and Dean Smith he showed minimal effort and didn’t even try to hide it. The Villains will be delighted that they’re close to getting him off the wage bill, and the recouped wages from Bolasie and Moreira could lead to a new signing before the end of the month.
You can read the Villains’ verdict on Moreira here:
What a great couple of days two useless loans gone more room freed up sweet, now time for some defenders pic.twitter.com/5ZjC7jTPvc
— MrVilla (@MrAstonVillan) January 22, 2019
Another classic Bruce signing
— Mark Green (@markagreen72) January 22, 2019
Smith repairing the damage caused by Bruce
— Max Z (@maxzorin100) 22 January 2019
Probably wise move as he was 7th in the picking order
— stephen jimson (@SteJim12) January 22, 2019
His performance at Yeovil was scary ,! Didn’t give a toss !
— Julian Jones (@juleslolo) January 22, 2019
He was a waste of loan signing
— David o mahony (@Davidomahony18) January 22, 2019
Thank God, tragic
— Leigh O'Connell (@leigh_oconnell) January 22, 2019
Smith's made it sound in the past like he's a talent but one severely lacking in any real effort. Stupid from the lad to not go for it, he's marked himself now #avfc
— Reece J (@ReeceyBones) January 22, 2019
The Villains are delighted to be rid of the 23-year-old goalkeeper and will just hope that his spot in the squad can be taken up by someone with more desire to add something.
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