Versatile in final third
With a long and gruelling season ahead, it is key that Bruce can bring in players that are able to cover not only their natural position.
Lawrence can play anywhere in the final third; on both flanks, in the number 10 role or as a centre-forward himself.
Villa are lacking in width and McCormack could be about to leave the club with his best position being the number 10 role, so signing Lawrence would help Bruce replace that.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, the Midlands giants have reportedly agreed a deal in principle to sign this Premier League speed machine.