Aston Villa

Frederic Guilbert will look to leave Aston Villa permanently in the summer after moving to Strasbourg on loan during the January transfer window.

That is the view of Villa’s record Premier League goalscorer Gabriel Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the 26-year-old moved back to his native France until the end of the season.

This site revealed last week the right-back had agreed a switch to Ligue 1 after having his opportunities at Villa limited by the arrival of Matty Cash.

He had previously pulled out of a move to Championship side Cardiff City at the eleventh hour after they had seemingly beaten competition from Bristol City and Middlesbrough for his services.

The Frenchman also rejected a loan switch to Turkish giants Istanbul Basaksehir as he wanted to stay closer to home.

This site revealed at the end of December Dean Smith wanted to loan out the full-back so he could get a regular run of games and return next season to provide competition for Cash.

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But Agbonlahor has claimed the player will not be happy to sit on the sidelines after regular football.

He told Football Insider“I think he will definitely try and leave permanently.

“Matty Cash is one of the best right-backs in the league. You’ve got no chance of getting game time when he’s playing.

“It’s just one of those things that happen in football.

“It’s unlucky but he’ll definitely be looking to move on and play as first choice somewhere.”

Guilbert had not played in the Premier League this season with Ahmed Elmohamady given the nod in the only game Cash missed.

The former France Under-21 international played 25 league games last season as Villa survived relegation on the final day.

In other news, Alan Hutton has revealed the Aston Villa squad are all saying the same thing about Morgan Sanson in training.