With the financial turmoil at Villa Park, Steve Bruce has a real challenge on his hands to keep hold of some key members of the Aston Villa playing staff.
An uncertain future lies ahead at Villa Park.
After losing the play-off final to Fulham, things have gone from bad to worse for the Second City club.
Star player Jack Grealish is heavily linked with a move away, and Tony Xia has admitted the club must sell in order to not break financial fair play regulations.
With that in mind, here is three players Steve Bruce simply must keep for next season…
A born leader, a huge influence on the team, losing the Australian international would be a massive hit for Aston Villa.
Jedinak has the ability to completely dominate in the middle of the park. He breaks up opposition attacks, and gets his team on the front foot.
Losing the 33-year-old’s influence would be catastrophic for the Villans.
A rock at the back.
At 29 years of age he is in his prime and is a top quality defender, very capable of playing Premier League football. The centre-back is calm, cool and collected at the back, and rarely gets drawn into rash challenges.
Keeping him at the club would be a real lift to the Villa faithful.
Newcastle United are rumoured to be showing interest in the experienced winger, particularly if they fail in their attempts to re-sign Andros Townsend.
Bruce should do everything to keep Adomah at Villa Park.
A mainstay in the starting line-up, he has pace and experience.
Adomah causes problems for defences and is a nightmare to deal with. He can cut inside and go to the byline and deliver a fizzing cross.
Replacing the creativity of Adomah would be very tough for Villa, particularly considering their financial restraints.