Aston Villa are certain to consider an approach for Bournemouth forward Lewis Grabban in the summer transfer window after his loan deal at Villa Park expires, according to a report.
The Birmingham Mail claims that Villa are also going to plan swoops to sign Sam Johnstone and Robert Snodgrass once their loan deals also come to an end.
It is understood that the other loanee at Villa Park, Josh Onomah, is someone who may not be considered for a second spell at the club by Steve Bruce after seeing his form fluctuate over the campaign.
Grabban joined Villa in January after Premier League club Bournemouth cancelled his loan deal at Sunderland in the first-half of the season.
In all competitions this term, the 30-year-old has scored 19 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions.
He netted 12 goals for relegated Sunderland while adding seven more with the Villains.
Football lnsider verdict
Grabban’s form has been a good addition at Villa Park and he would only really make a good signing if the club are not promoted from the Championship. In the Premier League, the Jamaican has only ever scored one goal and he would not be a good man to help keep Villa up. If Bruce’s men somehow fail to get promoted, he will definitely be worth keeping around though with a proven track record in the Championship. Sunderland would be safe if they kept hold of Grabban and Villa could be in the automatic spots if they had him all season.
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