Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has remained coy on Tyrone Mings’ long-term future on the south coast, The Bournemouth Echo reports.
Mings is currently on loan at Aston Villa after joining in January. And he has been inspirational for the Villans, helping them achieve an unexpected play-off finish.
When the towering left-footed centre-back arrived, Aston Villa were slumped in mid-table with erratic form. But he has shored things up at the back and set the platform for a promotion bid.
Aston Villa obviously want to keep the 26-year-old at the club and sign him permanently this summer. But he still has a lengthy contract at Bournemouth and his future is unclear.
On Mings’ future, Howe told The Bournemouth Echo: “I will sit down with Tyrone at the end of the season and we will discuss the next step.
“I have been in regular contact with him throughout his loan period. The most important thing now is he concentrates on Aston Villa and tries to help them get promotion and then we will see.”
The former Ipswich Town defender only managed seven appearances this season, taking his overall tally to 22 in four campaigns with the Cherries.
But he has been a regular at Aston Villa and he would surely favour a return to the West Midlands if he is not given first-team assurances at Bournemouth.