And now some more details of a potential deal have been released, with the Express and Star confirming that Villa will be willing to take him on a season-long deal, including a recall clause in their offer.
This protects Everton’s interests next season, as they can bring the defender back to Goodison Park whenever needed, should they require cover due to injury or suspension.
This means that both Villa and Everton profit from the deal, whilst Garbutt is also guaranteed first-team football at both clubs, with him only likely to be recalled when needed to fill in the first-team.
The 22-year-old recently signed a new five-year deal and is seen as the future of the club, although there were rumours he would leave Merseyside this summer as first-team chances have been hard to find.
However, a loan deal is perfect for Garbutt and Everton, and although Villa are making a strange move in attempting to sign a player with little Premier League experience, Tim Sherwood clearly wants to sign a player he believes will improve his team.