There is no doubt that this year’s 13th place finish in the Sky Bet Championship was disappointing for Aston Villa, and Steve Bruce will surely be altering his squad in the coming months, in a bid to better that in 12-months time.
There will be additions made, that is for sure, but some of Villa’s players will also move on having found opportunities limited at Villa Park this season.
One player who could potentially be on the move in the coming months is Jordan Amavi, with reports suggesting he is attracting a lot of interest from clubs in Europe after a change of agency.
Amavi arrived at Villa before the 2015/16 campaign, signing a five-year deal at Villa Park.
The left-back has made 48 appearances for Villa during his two seasons with the club, and at 23-years old, still has his best years ahead of him.
However, with reported interest in Amavi, Villa would be wise to move the left-back out of the club this summer, as his performances at Villa Park have left a lot to be desired.
Despite Amavi making 36 appearances across all competitions this season, it is obvious the youngster doesn’t have Bruce’s complete trust, with Villa brining Neil Taylor to the club during the January transfer window.
Villa paid a reported £10m for Amavi back in 2015 and he is now valued at £8.5m on TransferMarkt.
If Villa can recoup a large percentage of the fee they paid for Amavi, they will feel like they have done well, particularly after an inconsistent two years in the Midlands.
Taylor is looking increasingly likely to be Bruce’s first-choice left-back at Villa next season, and with Amavi featuring predominantly as a left-winger during the second-half of the campaign, his days at Villa Park are looking numbered.
Despite three-years still remaining on his contract, Villa should cash in on Amavi before his value drops even more.