Aston Villa are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer, which will surely spell the exit of Orjan Nyland’s from Villa Park.
The goalkeeper issue has been a problem for Aston Villa for a number of seasons. Last summer, they attempted to solve it by signing the Norwegian international. Steve Bruce sanctioned a £1 million deal to bring the stopper to Villa Park from FC Ingolstadt, as reported by the Express and Star.
But Nyland struggled to find form at Aston Villa and soon enough they were on the hunt for a replacement.
Lovre Kalinic arrived in January and around the same time, Nyland suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. The injury ruled him out for six months, meaning a return to fitness could be imminent.
However, Nyland is surely on the Aston Villa scrapheap.
Kalinic, ultimately, failed to fare any better than Nyland. Aston Villa eventually handed the number one spot to Jed Steer. The long-suffering Aston Villa back-up excelled as the club secured promotion to the Premier League.
On top of that, as reported by The Sun, Aston Villa have attempted to sign both Jack Butland and Neil Etheridge this summer. If Aston Villa managed to secure another keeper, it could ultimately see Nyland drop to fourth-choice stopper in the space of just 12 months.
Surely the 28-year-old will be looking for a new club this summer.