By Kevin Phillips

19th Sep, 2021 | 7:16pm

Tuanzebe has 'no future' at Man United and Aston Villa are sealing 'easy' permanent deal - Phillips

Kevin Phillips has tipped Aston Villa to sign Axel Tuanzebe permanently next year.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Claret and Blue striker expects the deal to be “easy to do” as the 23-year-old “hasn’t got a future at Manchester United”.

Tuanzebe returned to Villa Park on a season-long loan deal last month.

According to The Sun (September 13th), the centre-half is keen to make his loan permanent after settling in well to his third temporary spell with the club.

He has two years remaining on his contract at Old Trafford.

Dean Smith has named Tuenzebe in his starting XI for Villa’s last three Premier League fixtures and he has four starts in total this term.

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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on a potential permanent move, Phillips said: “I think that will be an easy deal to do.

“He hasn’t got a future at Man United as far as I can tell, not now that they have signed Raphael Varane.

“Villa are a great club so I’m not surprised he’s enjoying his time there. Get the deal done. He has settled in really well which was to be expected given that he has already been at the club.

“It kind of smells of an easy deal to be done but sometimes it can be more difficult than you’d hope. What kind of fee would Man United want? That’s the big question.

“From the outside looking in it is a deal that I can see getting done though.”

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