Who's under contract at Aston Villa? How the Villans could look on July 1

Aston Villa At Villa Park

Villa look to be taking a sizeable squad into the Championship.

Possible departures

Out of contract: Kieran Richardson, Charles N'Zogbia, Callum Robinson, Lewis Kinsella

Loans expiring: None

 

Arrivals

Pre-contracts: None

Loan returns: Jed Steer, Nathan Baker, Jose Angel Crespo, Joe Bennett, Gary Gardner

 

Under contract

(*denotes player's deal expires in 2017)

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan*, Mark Bunn*, Jed Steer

Defenders: Alan Hutton*, Micah Richards, Jores Okore*, Ciaran Clark, Nathan Baker, Joleon Lescott*, Jordan Amavi, Jose Angel Crespo, Aly Cissokho, Joe Bennett

Midfielders: Ashley Westwood, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Jordan Veretout, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Grealish, Adama Traore, Carles Gil, Scott Sinclair, Leandro Bacuna, Andre Green, Jordan Lyden*, Gary Gardner

Forwards: Jordan Ayew, Rudy Gestede, Libor Kozak*, Gabriel Agbonlahor

Areas in need of attention?

Arguably the key to Villa's summer will be ridding themselves of high earners and bad eggs, at which point the recruitment can begin. New signings are required in all areas - with some fans undoubtedly prepared to start from scratch - though the biggest of concern is perhaps between the sticks, where two goalkeepers are out of contract in a year's time and the other remains relatively inexperienced. Off-field problems, not to mention their ongoing search for a new manager, could hamper the Villains' progress.

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