Gabby Agbonlahor has fallen out of favour and could reportedly be discarded by his new manager.
The 29-year-old has been simply woeful so far this season and Villa's new boss will assess the forward's form rather than blindly put his faith in a struggling forward like predecessor Tim Sherwood.
The People report that Agbonlahor will be given a chance to impress Garde but that he could face a Villa Park exit if not.
Far from there being an outpouring of criticism for any potential sale, however, Aston Villa fans are likely to take delight in what would be a sensible move.
If Agbonlahor proves himself to Garde, he will have earned his place back. But, if he continues to play as poorly and irresponsibly as he has done over the past couple of seasons, there shouldn't be a place for him in any Premier League side.
Villa supporters have expressed their disapproval over the way the 29-year-old has performed - and the way his status as a local hero has shielded him from criticism a lot of the time. An Agbonlahor departure, then, could be best for all involved.