Manchester United loanee Axel Tuanzebe could be part of a summer clear out at Old Trafford, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the 21-year-old on-loan Aston Villa defender is likely to be flogged by his parent club as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stamps his authority on the team.
For the past two seasons, Villa have loaned Tuanzebe and it remains to be seen if he will be part of their squad for the following campaign.
At this moment in time, Dean Smith’s side are sitting in the play-off places and a return to the promise land will only increase the club’s chances of landing the highly-rated youngster, either on loan or on a permanent basis.
Tuanzebe returned to Villa’s matchday squad last Saturday when they beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 – he had been on the sidelines with an injury since December – and he was an unused substitute.
Prior to getting injured, Tuanzebe was Villa’s best performing defender, with his ability to defend one-on-one, bring the ball out from the back and sense danger.
There are seven games remaining in the Championship, and before his loan ends, Tuanzebe will want to help push the team as close to a play-off finish as possible.
But before that, he must dethrone in-form duo, Kortney Hause and Tyrone Mings from the heart of the club’s defence, with the former, who can also play at left-back, likely to make way if Tuanzebe does earn a starting birth