Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is in the process of chopping and changing the personnel in his squad to put his personal stamp on the team.
Here are three soon-to-be free agents for Smith to consider this summer.
Smith has been linked with a reunion with Brentford defender Yoann Barbet, as per Calcio Mercato.
The 25-year-old’s ability to play left-back or centre-back is appealing, considering Tyrone Mings and Kortney Hause are only on loan.
Newcastle are also in the hunt for the Frenchman but the Smith factor could be a trump card for the Villans.
Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo is set to become a free agent this summer, despite Charlton Athletic’s efforts to get him to sign an extension.
The 23-year-old is a left-footed box-to-box midfielder who is on the radar of several Bundesliga clubs (The Independent).
But Aston Villa should enter the race for the talented youngster, who has potential to go far in the game.
Nick Powell has scored six goals and set up six more for team-mates for Wigan Athletic this season but does not look like signing a new deal.
The 24-year-old is an impressive attacking midfielder who offers goals and assists. And if Aston Villa can help the ex-Manchester United man fulfil his potential, then he could become a hero at Villa Park.