Three players Aston Villa should look to let go this summer; featuring Kieran Richardson and Darren Bent

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We take a look at three Aston Villa players Tim Sherwood should consider moving on this summer.

With Tim Sherwood set to renovate his Aston Villa squad for the first time this summer, we take a look at three players he should consider letting go to make room for new additions. 

Kieran Richardson

Although Richardson has played a fairly regular role in Villa's starting line-up since Sherwood has taken charge, there are question marks over his long-term suitability for the side. 

Sherwood is brilliant at bringing through youngsters, but Richardson is reaching the twilight of his career.

There have been moments when the 30-year-old's age has appeared to be catching up with him and Villa should try and upgrade him in the summer.

Although Richardson is a decent option, if the Claret and Blues really want to push on to the next level then they will have to be ruthless with their transfer dealings and the former Fulham and Manchester United man should be shown the door. 

Darren Bent

Bent's form while out on loan at Derby County has highlighted his quality, but Villa should still cut their losses with the striker.

Bent is at the wrong end of his career now and he has rarely hit any sort of form at Villa Park.

The 31-year-old's contract expires this summer and they should simply allow him to find a new club, rather than offering him another chance to impress. 

Although Bent's time in the Championship has suggested that he remains a clinical finisher, Villa need to be targeting a younger model, as they start to look towards the future. 

Andreas Weimann

Whilst Gabriel Agbonlahor has taken his game to a new level since Sherwood's arrival, Weimann has continued to struggle.

The Austrian couldn't find the back of the net with any regularity under Paul Lambert's guidance and has failed to find his scoring form under Sherwood's tutelage.

As a result, he has had to take a backseat and it could be that time is running out on Weimann's career at Villa.

The Midlands side have waited for a long time for Weimann to fulfil his obvious potential, but his lack of goals is an obvious drawback and he should be sold if the right bid comes in. 

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