BIRMINGHAM, England — Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is planning for his team’s future, and not everyone has a part to play.
The Spaniard wants to rejig the Villa squad as best he can in the winter, and then go ahead with wholesale changes in the summer.
Birmingham Live reports that Marvelous Nakamba tops the list of those who may not survive.
The 28-year-old was important during the early days of Steven Gerrard’s tenure at the club.
However, he has now been out of the team, with the Zimbabwe international not featuring much since a knee injury in 2021.
Nakamba has collected some game time during the mid-season friendlies under Emery.
However, it would take an injury crisis for him to get a sustained chance to prove he has what it takes to earn a stay at the club.