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27th Dec, 2016 | 4:23pm

Report: Attacker set to stay at Aston Villa in January, 25-year-old will leave

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah has not been included in Ghana’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, but Jordan Ayew has been named by Avram Grant.

The Birmingham Mail reported that 25-year-old Ayew will leave the club in January, but his 29-year-old teammate Adomah is set to stay.

Africa’s biggest tournament is set to kick off on January 15, with the final set to take place on February 5 in Gabon.

The duo are regular members of the first-team squad as they aim to help the Midlands side return to the Premier League.

Steve Bruce’s side picked up a 2-1 win against Burton Albion on Boxing Day, with Adomah and Ayew assisting both goals.

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Leandro Bacuna headed home a magnificent cross from Adomah in the first half before substitute Ayew provided Ross McCormack with a delightful ball to secure all three points.

Summer signing Adomah has played 16 games for Villa following his transfer from Middlesbrough. He has assisted five goals during that time.

By contrast, his teammate Ayew has featured on 20 occasions in the Championship this term, scoring two goals and supplying four assists.

Bruce’s side, who are unbeaten at Villa Park this season, will be looking to maintain that record when Garry Monk’s men visit the Midlands on Thursday evening.

They can close the gap on the top six with three points and with it secure their sixth win on the bounce at home.

In other Aston Villa team news, striker Jonathan Kodjia delivers his verdict on Leeds clash after the win against Burton.