By Alan Hutton

13th Aug, 2021 | 8:00pm

Hutton expects Wesley will have left Aston Villa by cut-off after source's update

Alan Hutton has tipped Aston Villa to green light a loan move for Wesley Moraes before the end of the transfer window.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Villa defender suggested a temporary switch could help him reignite his career at Villa Park.

As exclusively revealed by Football Insider on Tuesday (10th August), Aston Villa are willing to listen to offers for Wesley.

It is understood the striker has interest from clubs in Belgium, Turkey, although they are likely to push for a loan rather than a permanent deal.

New signing Danny Ings has pushed the Brazilian down the pecking order at Villa Park.

As such, Hutton claimed injury and fitness concerns mean a temporary move would be beneficial for all parties.

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He told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge: “We’ve not seen a whole lot of Wesley, but he definitely needs to play.

“There’s no use just sitting on the sideline after coming back from a serious injury, you need to get game time under your belt.

“It will be a loan move, as it would be a big risk for a team to come in and spend big money on him after everything with the injury.

“He could come back a fit and ready Wesley, to either play for Villa or move on and raise some transfer funds.”

The 24-year-old was sidelined for over 450 days after suffering a cruciate ligament injury at the start of 2020.

He returned to make three Premier League appearances at the end of last season.

Wesley, capped once by Brazil, joined Aston Villa in 2019 for a then club-record fee of £22million.

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