Report: Aston Villa exits loom for these four misfits, including Aleksandar Tonev

Tim Sherwood is set to allow four Aston Villa players to leave this summer.

According to the Birmingham Mail, four Aston Villa players are unlikely to play for the club again as Tim Sherwood plans for the summer transfer window.

Villa beat Everton 3-2 on Saturday, keeping up their bid for Premier League survival under new manager Sherwood, who has made a big impact at Villa Park so far.

With an FA Cup final against Arsenal to come, Villa are moving in the right direction - and if they stay up, Sherwood will want to bring in a number of new signings.

However, to make room for new arrivals, Sherwood will need to let some players go as well, with the Birmingham Mail suggesting that four players are already on the verge of departing.

All four players are currently out on loan, with the report suggesting that Antonio Luna, Yacouba Sylla, Aleksandar Tonev and Nicklas Helenius - four players signed by previous manager Paul Lambert in the summer of 2013.

Left back Luna is currently on loan at Verona in Italy but would be behind Aly Cissokho and Kieran Richardson in the pecking order, whilst defensive midfielder Sylla, 24, has spent the season on loan at Kayseri Erciyesspor, seemingly having no future at Villa Park.

Winger Tonev has made no impact on loan at Celtic this season, and striker Helenius has scored ten goals in 38 games for Aalborg this season.

The Birmingham Mail suggest that all four have played their last games for Villa, and will be moved on in the summer, just two years after joining Villa.

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