Two Aston Villa midfielders should be let go with Youri Tielemans set to be followed by a big-name midfielder signing.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed that Villa need to sanction the sales of Marvellous Nakamba and Leo Dendoncker amid potential arrivals.
The Midlands giants are working on a deal for the versatile midfielder, 29, after completing the free transfer capture of Youri Tielemans.
Like the departing Leicester City star, Oxlade-Chamberlain is also available as a free agent when his Liverpool deal expires at the end of this month.
With both Tielemans, and Oxlade-Chamberlain potentially arriving at the club, Agbonlahor believes that Unai Emery will also need to sell players in order to balance the books.
“I would get rid of both Dendoncker and Nakamba,” He told Football Insider.
“I feel that if you look at Aston Villa last season, two of the midfielders played from the wing, John McGinn and Jacon Ramsey.
“So Douglas Luiz and Boubacar Kamara are already the current starters so the midfield is heavy.
“But I would look to sell Dendocker and bring in Oxlade-Chamberlain alongside Tielemans as Dendoncker is not at the level required for the direction where Aston Villa want to go, and the rest of the midfield at Emery’s disposal are fine so I would not look to change much after that.”
By: Gabriel Agbonlahor
Title: Aston Villa told to accept offers for midfield duo after Oxlade-Chamberlain update – expert
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Published Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2023 12:00:00 +0000