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Report: Axel Tuanzebe wants permanent Aston Villa move

Axel Tuanzebe is keen to join Aston Villa on a permanent basis next summer, according to a report from The Sun.

Tuanzebe is currently on loan with the Villans for a third time. He has, so far, made four appearances for Dean Smith’s side.

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That includes 90 minutes against both Brentford and Chelsea. And it appears that he has already made a decision about his long-term future.

According to The Sun, he wants to sign for the Villans on a permanent basis.

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It remains to be seen if Villa can agree terms with Manchester United. Sky Sports noted when he completed the move that he is under contract until 2023. And United have an option to extend those terms by a further year.

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So they may be reluctant to let him go on the cheap. But it is certainly a boost for Villa that the 23-year-old is already thinking about a deal next summer.

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Tuanzebe is clearly a very talented player. And given their lack of options at the heart of the defence, it would not be a surprise if Smith did push for a permanent move next summer.

But Villa know all too well how loan spells can go off the boil.

Last season, it appeared Villa had produced a masterstroke getting Ross Barkley in from Chelsea for the year.

He started brilliantly. But unfortunately, his form tailed off dramatically. And by the latter stages of the campaign, there seemed to be no talk about signing Barkley permanently.

Tuanzebe is at a different stage of his career. But given that he faces a battle to get into the side, he certainly has a challenge in front of him.

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