Aston Villa duo Orjan Nyland and Lovre Kalinic could be heading for the exit door in January, according to a report.
The Daily Mail have claimed that the goalkeeping duo, who are yet to play for the club this season, could be sold when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Both players were brought to the club last season – Nyland arrived last summer from German side Ingolstadt [BBC Sport], whilst Kalinic made a switch to the club in January from Belgian top-tier side Gent [BBC Sport].
When Nyland initially joined, he became Villa’s number one, but prior to his long-term injury in December, he did make numerous mistakes, which didn’t help his cause – by the time he would return to fitness in the summer, Villa would be a Premier League club.
Nonetheless, Kalinic would take Nyland’s place in the side, but he only lasted for a brief period because he suffered a concussion against West Brom in February, and as a result, lost his place in the side.
Kalinic wouldn’t win his place back as Steer would go onto take the gloves between the sticks and guide Villa back to the Premier League – his performance during Villa’s play-off semi-final penalty shootout win against West Brom stands out.
In the summer, Dean Smith would add a more experienced keeper in Tom Heaton to his ranks and he has taken the gloves off Steer for Premier League games.
Steer did start both of Villa’s EFL Cup wins this season, with Nyland on the bench, and Kalinic yet to make an appearance in any of Villa’s matchday squads.
Therefore, it isn’t a surprise to see that Nyland and Kalinic’s time at the club could be coming to an end because senior keepers of their calibre wouldn’t want to be the third or fourth choice.