Danny Mills predicts Tom Heaton exit

Danny Mills has tipped Tom Heaton to quit Aston Villa in the summer in search of regular game time.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England and Leeds United defender insisted the 34-year-old will want to get back to playing football after recovering from a knee injury.

Heaton has not featured for Aston Villa since suffering the injury against his former club Burnley last January.

His injury sparked a goalkeeper crisis at Villa Park last season but Dean Smith resolved that with the capture of Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal in the summer.

The Argentine has kept an impressive 14 clean sheets in the Premier League this season and Heaton has had to settle for a place on the bench.

The three-time England international arrived in the Midlands in 2019 and Smith admitted at the time he was “very surprised” they were able to pull off the signing.