Aston Villa are supposedly very keen on the signing of Henri Lansbury.

Lansbury’s contract runs out at the end of the season so he could be set for a cut-price exit this January, with Aston Villa’s £3m bid meaning that they are in pole position to land the talented midfielder.

The Villains are firmly sat in mid-table but a late surge for the play-offs is not out of the question.

Despite sitting 12th, Villa are very much in the hunt for a spot in the top six with just seven points separating them from sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Bruce knows that this January transfer window is vital and he is set for a busy month.

Sam Johnstone has already arrived and a host of players are linked, with Lansbury included.

Here are 3 reasons why Steve Bruce should be prioritising the signing of Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury in the next few days.