With Aston Villa seemingly heading for the play-offs, some big decisions will have to be made in regards to the current crop of loan stars. Depending on their position come the evening of May 27th, should the club stick, or twist?
Words by Alan Wilson (@VILLAlan54)
We’re in the finals for the Football Blogging Awards. You can vote for us for the first time (or second, this counts as an extra vote) by simply clicking the button below and clicking ‘post’. It really means a lot. Thanks in advance!
Aston Villa’s remarkable eight match unbeaten run has almost certainly secured them a place in the end of season play-offs. In every department of the team there have been brilliant performances from the players, both young and old alike. The big five ‘on loan’ stars have been no exception.
Tammy Abraham has been a scoring sensation weighing-in with 24 goals in his 36 appearances so far this season. He is everybody’s obvious choice for Villa to negotiate a permanent deal with his parent club Chelsea. However, given the strong interest shown by Wolves in the January window, what are the chances of other clubs from the Premier League clamouring to sign the young hit-man?
Tyrone Mings has become an overnight favourite for the Villa fans, after a string of solid performances with the added spice of scoring two goals in just 12 appearances as well. Reports seem to indicate that he has no real future with the Cherries, so many fans feel he is a strong possibility for Aston Villa to secure on a permanent deal.
Axel Tuanzebe is the last of the players who Villa do not have an option to buy. Despite being out for a long spell this term with injury, the young English defender has been outstanding, slotting straight back into the defence when Mings and Hause were ruled out by suspension and injury respectively.
Kortney Hause is one of two players whom Villa do have an option to buy. Despite suffering an untimely injury recently, the young defender who labels himself a ‘perfectionist’ was beginning to show exactly what he was capable of when the injury struck. In just 9 appearances for Villa, he has achieved an average match rating of 6.96, which is 7th best at the club this season. Having also scored one goal already, his partnership in central defence with Mings is in no small way, a key factor in Villa’s remarkable winning run.
So what should Aston Villa do…
Stick, or twist?