Aston Villa have recently lost Remi Garde as their manager and bar something beyond the realms of all reasonable possibility, the Midlands outfit will be playing their football in the Championship next season. Very few; if any, of their players have performed to a high enough standard this term, but there are a select few who may have done enough to secure a move back to the Premier League with another club. Are the following three the most likely? Read on to see if you agree with the selection.
Jordan Ayew: In a season where Aston Villa fans have become accustomed to seeing woeful defensive displays, and uninspiring attacking displays, Ayew at times has provided a bright spark. An unbelievable finish against Tottenham showed the Premier League what he was capable of. Unfortunately, the moments of magic have not been consistent, and have also been paired with equally bad times, such as the red card against West Ham. Going forward, Ayew is still young enough, with talent in abundance to offer Premier League teams an exciting option in the final third.
A tally of five goals this season for a striker may not set the world alight but Ayew has been deployed across the front line, meaning he has never been able to settle into one position. In the future, this season with Villa may be seen as a transitional one, allowing him to settle in the league and the country, and adapting to dealing with the different style of football the league offers. If Ayew can produce on a more consistent basis, he will not be short of Premier League suitors, as a player of his ability would be wasted in the Championship.