Vlaar has officially left the club and is now a free agent but is facing difficulty in attracting a new club because of a knee injury, which would prevent him from playing for any team for the next four months.
Wilkins showed no indication that there was any feeling of a move to re-sign him at Aston Villa and it’s a worrying situation for the Dutchman in the next stage of his career.
“Ron was a free transfer so he left the club and had what he thought would be a tidy up on his knee but he’s now out for four months so it was worse than Ron thought – He was a free agent so I’ve no idea what happens now from this point,” he told talkSPORT.
Why he won’t be going back to Villa
The main reason he won’t be going back to Aston Villa is the same reason he’ll struggle to attract a new club; he can’t play.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood needs players who can contribute from the opening weeks of the Premier League season, as he looks for his team to keep clean sheets and build some confidence after a difficult season last time round.
It’s also fair to suggest that if Sherwood felt Vlaar was going to be part of his long term project, he would have moved heaven and earth to have already secured him on a long term deal.
However, Aston Villa appear to have moved on, Vlaar has moved on and hopefully the club will be better off long term as a result.