Aston Villa told to green light Wesley deal on one condition after contact made - Hutton
Alan Hutton has urged Aston Villa to include a recall clause if Wesley is to leave on loan this summer.
The former Villa defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested Dean Smith may need the Brazilian come January.
As revealed by Football Insider, Villa are prepared to let the 24-year-old out on loan this summer to continue recovering from his injury nightmare.
Hutton has admitted Wesley needs to be playing regular football to get back up to speed after his lengthy layoff.
However, he insisted the Villans must include the option to recall him in January in case he is needed at Villa Park.
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“I totally understand them wanting to go down that route,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“When you come back from a serious injury, you need to play games. If Dean Smith is looking at his squad at the moment thinking Ollie Watkins is my number one, Keinan Davis back up, maybe we can let him go for six months.
“I’d want an option to have a look in January because look at what happened when he got injured and they had to bring in Samatta. That didn’t work out. So I’d want to have the option of bringing him back.
“Wesley is very young. We know he’s gone through a serious injury. He just needs to get back playing football. A loan would probably be a good idea.”
Wesley missed over 16 months of action after suffering a serious knee injury at the start of 2020.
He managed to play just 15 minutes in three Premier League appearances this term.