By Danny Wright
Aston Villa will try to sell Mile Jedinak in the summer, according to a report.
The Sun reports that Steve Bruce is willing to axe the experienced midfielder as he looks to revitalise his squad ahead of the next campaign.
Jedinak has been a hit at Villa Park in his debut season and has been a major contributing factor to the club’s brilliant form as of late.
Playing as both a defensive midfielder and a centre-back, Jedinak has played every minute of Villa’s brilliant run which has seen them win six of their last seven.
Between late December and February, when they went on a run of nine league games without a win, the Australian captain played just three times and only featured for the entirety of a match once.
Along with Ross McCormack, Jedinak is likely to be shown the door in the summer as Bruce looks to stamp the squad with his own brand of players.
Jedinak has made 29 appearances for the West Midlands club since arriving from Crystal Palace in August.
The ex-Palace hero has 70 caps for the Australian national team and had spells in Turkey before moving to England in 2011.
Football Insider Verdict
This move is likely to upset the Villa supporters, who have been impressed by Jedinak’s performances in recent weeks. The inclusion of the Aussie powerhouse in the last few matches has been one of the biggest factors in the club’s good form. He did well at Crystal Palace and he’s still showing them capabilities at Villa Park. Even if he wasn’t going to play so much next season, it would still be worth keeping hold of an experienced player like the 32-year-old so he can guide some of the younger members of the squad in training and also be used as a calming influence against strong teams.
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