The report claims that Garde has not yet been convinced by Agbonlahor, Villa’s current longest-serving player, and is considering selling the 29-year-old in January.
He has played seven games this term, but has not yet played under Garde due to injury, and the French boss is said to be unconvinced by his goalscoring prowess. Agbonlahor has struggled to find the net regularly, and he has been the worst Villa striker so far this term, with Jordan Ayew and Rudy Gestede struggling, but still scoring goals.
If he continues to struggle this season, and Garde remains unimpressed by the forward, it is stated that he will be shown the door by the head coach in January.
In this situation, the report claims that three Premier League rivals are tracking him ahead of a potential transfer.
Sunderland, Norwich City and Stoke are all reportedly keeping tabs on the forward, believing that he would be a good signing, potentially available for a cut-price fee. If Garde is so keen on selling him, the asking price will have to be reduced to ensure that Agbonlahor actually leaves Villa Park in January.
He may not have cut it in the Premier League in recent years for Villa, but the three interested parties must believe that Agbonlahor still possess enough quality for the top flight.