Massimo Luongo trying to ignore speculation of Sherwood reunion at Aston Villa

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Swindon playmaker Massimo Luongo has been linked with a move to Aston Villa.

Swindon Town midfielder Massimo Luongo has told Total Swindon Sport that he's trying to ignore speculation of a move to Aston Villa.

Luongo, 22, joined Tottenham in 2011 but spent just two-and-a-half years at White Hart Lane, joining Swindon permanently after a successful loan deal.

The Australian midfielder, who won the Most Valuable Player award for his country at January's Asia Cup, has been the driving force behind Swindon's push for promotion, establishing himself as one of the top players in League One.

The Robins will now face Preston North End in the League One play-off final at Wembley on Sunday, with Luongo key to Mark Cooper's hopes of landing promotion to the Championship.

However, speculation surrounds Luongo's future after his superb campaign, with ESPN recently suggesting that Villa are in advanced talks to reunite Luongo with manager Tim Sherwood, who coached Luongo during his time in charge of the Tottenham Under-21 side.

Yet just days before the biggest game of Luongo's season and possibly his entire career so far, the midfielder has told Total Swindon Sport that he is trying to ignore all speculation of a move to Villa Park, and is just concentrating on playing for Swindon ahead of Sunday's big game.

"I think more people know more than me!" said Luongo. "I’ve gone off all social media on my phone, just to keep away from everything and I think it’s helped. As far as next year, I’m still contracted at Swindon and that’s as far as I know as well."

"All I’m worried about is playing in the final and getting Swindon promoted, and I have been for the past two or three months. I’ve put myself in a bubble and I don’t worry about (the speculation)," he added.

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