Up to three Villa players could leave the club in January, with Villa’s poor form contributing to potential exits. Ron Vlaar, is yet to sign a new contract with Aston Villa and at this moment appears unlikely. Manchester United are keeping an eye out on the Dutch defender and would be willing to offer up to £6 million for his services.
Fabian Delph is another player that could leave club, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal all monitoring the situation. It’s believed that neither players are happy with the direction the club are moving in and could possibly snub new contracts in order to force a move out of Villa Park.
Bacuna is the third player that could potentially leave the club having been limited to only 4 appearances it appears as though he will evaluate his future at the club. Apparently the arrival of Roy Keane has hindered his progression at the club this season.
All in all, it’s not been positive for Aston Villa over the past few weeks. Aston Villa haven’t won since early September and since then only scored one goal. Players are being unsettled and questioning the direction the club is heading in. It’s difficult to keep key players if they see no bright future with the club. Having said that, the Villa board should be blamed for failing to tie up Delph much earlier. Towards the end of last season, Delph did say that he was happy at the club and he would be content with staying for the rest of his career. That was the time period in which you offer a man a contract. Losing both Delph and Vlaar would be a disaster as they have been our best players this season.