The defender has performed well for Bristol City this season.
For many of the current Villa players this might spell the end of their careers at Villa Park.
But what about those out on loan?
One such player is Nathan Baker. He has spent this season on loan at Bristol City in the Championship.
Speaking to the official Bristol City website he admitted that he had hoped to return to the Premier League with Villa but now knows he will be playing in the Championship next term if he does head back to his parent club. He then went on to make it clear he has no idea whether his future lies at Villa Park or not:
"I don’t know what my future might hold as there isn’t a manager at Villa at the moment. You don’t know who is going to come in, whether they will like you or want to bring their own players in.
“I want to be a Premier League player. I wanted to go back and still be one but that’s not going to be the case next season. We’ll have to wait until the summer and take it from there.”
“It’s been a good, progressive season for me. Getting a run of games has been my main concern this year. I’ve had a few injuries so it’s nice to get a few games on the bounce and get my first goal too, which was nice!
"I’ve being playing games and that’s what I came here for. I’m really thankful for that."
Baker has been impressive at Bristol City this term. The Villa loanee has played 35 times for the club in their relegation battle this term and been a consistent performer for the club.
It could be that whoever takes over at Villa in the summer sees Baker as an excellent option in the Championship.
If not, then he is bound to have plenty of suitors for his permanent signature.