Lovre Kalinic looks set to depart just a year after he signed for Aston Villa.

Words: Regan Foy | @findfoy


Lovre Kalinic‘s Aston Villa nightmare looks set to finally reach its conclusion – just a year after signing – with two potential suitors for the Croatian international.

It is clear that the goalkeeping behemoth is not in plans at Villa Park with the recent loan signing of Pepe Reina and recall of Matija Sarkic.

Reports in Belgium state that Kalinic could be loaned out to his former club, KRC Genk until the end of the season as they are currently without experienced options through injuries to Maarten Vandevoordt, Danny Vukovic and Tobe Leysen.

The clubs technical director, Dimitri De Conde, spoke to Belgian media saying:

“Kalinic is effectively a name that has fallen to us”

Whether this means that agents are doing work, the Croatian ‘keeper has been offered to the club or he’s simply just a target remains to be seen – but the former Aston Villa number one will want to leave the club to get time under his belt before this summer’s European Championships.

Other news, from England, are less clear.

The Sun’s Alan Nixon recently posted on social media a cryptic message stating that Lovre Kalinic was ‘finding a new home’, with a link to a song titled ‘Nothing left, Toulouse’.

Could this potentially be a loan or permanent move to Ligue 1 with Toulouse, who currently sit bottom of the French first division and eight points from safety?

With the worst goal difference in the league at -23, it could be deemed necessary for Les Pitchouns to recruit a new stopper.

More to follow.

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