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Report: Aston Villa to listen to offers for Henri Lansbury

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Report: Aston Villa to listen to offers for Henri Lansbury

The 29-year-old looks to be nearing the end of his time at Villa Park.

Aston Villa are open to offers for midfielder Henri Lansbury during the January transfer window, according to The Telegraph.

The Villans have added Danny Drinkwater and Pepe Reina to their squad so far and more players are likely to follow.

Boss Dean Smith’s side are currently inside the Premier League relegation zone and head to Brighton tomorrow.

Lansbury has started just twice in the Premier League this season and is down the pecking order at Villa Park.

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He arrived at the club in 2017 for £2.75 million (BBC) from Nottingham Forest, signing a contract worth £40,000-a-week (Spotrac).

It is unsure at this stage what fee Villa would like to receive for Lansbury. The maestro has a contract at the club until the summer of 2021.

Lansbury’s time at Villa hasn’t been awash with glory on a personal level. He has played just 49 games, scoring twice and registering two assists.

 

Smith will probably want to offload Lansbury to make room in his squad for new recruits.

Jonathan Kodjia is reportedly set to leave this month and Lansbury could follow him out of the exit door.

TBR View – Villa right to offload Lansbury but getting rid could be tricky

There are lots of factors that will go against Lansbury when clubs start looking at potentially signing him.

For starters, he is on a massive salary. Several Championship could welcome the midfielder but with FFP in the back of their minds, many will tread with caution.

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Alongside that, Lansbury hasn’t played much football.

His injury record has proved patchy and him counting on the 29-year-old to play a run of games might prove risky.

If Villa can get Lansbury off the wage bill it would be ideal but it’s going to prove a thankless task for the club.

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