Its safe to say that Aston Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the Championship, if not the biggest, and are deep in a promotion battle. Under Steve Bruce’s guidance, the club currently sits in the playoffs just 7 points adrift of Cardiff City in second place, with many tipping the Midlands outfit for promotion before a ball was kicked.
Despite having won 20 of their 38 Championship matches, the club has had a slight wobble with back to back defeats at the hands of Queens Park Rangers and Bolton Wanderers respectively, meaning they may have to settle for a playoff spot rather than going up automatically.
With this in mind, we take a look at 3 players that could depart Villa Park if they aren’t promoted to the Premier League this summer.
Albert Adomah – The top scorer this season with 15 goals, Adomah, could definitely spark interest from Premier League clubs if Aston Villa fail to get promoted this season. The pacey winger has been nothing short of superb for the ‘Villans’ this season and would be a player that would be missed for sure around the club but if the Premier League came knocking would it be too big an opportunity to turn away?…
John Terry – One of the best signings Villa made last summer was skipper John Terry. A player who has played at the highest level was brought in to apply his wealth of experience at the heart of the Villa defence and that’s exactly what he has done, with Villa having only conceded 37 goals in the Championship this season. Plenty of speculation regarding his future has already been floated about in the media, but failure to get promotion back to the top flight of English football could see Terry depart Villa Park for pastures new.
Gabby Agbonlahor – The clubs all-time leading goal scorer in the Premier League Gabby Agbonlahor has struggled for game time this season, with injury keeping him out for a while but since then he has only managed to feature in 6 games for the club. It would be with a heavy heart for both parties to part company this summer but with other players getting more regular game time than Agbonlahor himself it remains to be seen if he will be offered a new deal to stay with the club in the summer.
Aston Villa fans do you agree that all three players could leave your club this summer? Do you see any other high profile names leaving if you fail to get promoted? Let us know in the comments section…