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Key update provided on the future of Aston Villa’s loan quartet

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Axel Tuanzebe and Josh Onomah will return to their parent-clubs in the summer, whilst Aston Villa will make a decision on whether to pursue deals for Sam Johnstone and Lewis Grabban.

Steve Bruce has a large loan presence in his Aston Villa squad this season, with Tuanzebe and Onomah on temporary deals from Manchester United and Tottenham respectively.

That duo will return to their parent-clubs in the summer, according to the Birmingham Mail, whilst Villa will make a decision on whether they pursue a deal for Johnstone and Grabban.

Johnstone, also on-loan from Man United, has been ever-present in goal for Villa this season, impressing on his second spell with Bruce’s side. The goalkeeper has helped Villa become one of the best defensive sides in the Championship, with a permanent deal seemingly high on the club’s agenda in the summer.

Grabban is another player on-loan that Villa could pursue a deal for, after the on-loan Bournemouth striker’s impressive impact in Villa’s promotion push.

The 30-year-old has bagged five goals in claret and blue from 12 appearances, including the winner in Friday’s 1-0 victory over Leeds United.

That triumph over Leeds guaranteed play-off football for Bruce’s side, who sit fourth in the Championship table.

The Verdict

The summer decisions facing Bruce will be at the back of his mind right now, with promotion sure to be all Villa are focusing on.

Tuanzebe and Onomah have been fringe players and the duo not re-signing next year is to be expected. However, Johnstone and Grabban have been in the thick of the action this season, but signing them permanently could depend on what division Villa find themselves in next season.

That is particularly the case for Johnstone, as the goalkeeper is keen on Premier League football.

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