Aston Villa want QPR's Massimo Luongo - final straw for Henri Lansbury?

Villa boss Steve Bruce reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Aston Villa are keen to raid their Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers for Massimo Luongo, reports that should have Henri Lansbury worried.

Villa player Henri Lansbury in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Henri Lansbury’s first full season as an Aston Villa player has not quite gone to plan.

The Midland giants beat off a whole host of competition from Championship rivals to sign the Nottingham Forest captain for around £3 million in the January 2017 transfer window, according to Sky Sports.

But after making 18 league appearances without scoring a goal for Villa in the second half of last season, this campaign has gone even worse. Lansbury might have missed two months with a hamstring injury but, even when fully fit, does not seem to be in Steve Bruce’s first-team plans.

Villa player Henri Lansbury is sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

With Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourinhane and Birkir Bjarnason all ahead of him in the pecking irder, the former Arsenal youngster has made just eight Championship appearances all season – just five of those coming from the start.

And if Aston Villa pull off what would be an excellent summer deal, life could be about to get even tougher for Lansbury.

According to The World Game, Aston Villa will make a move for QPR playmaker Massimo Luongo if they are promoted to the Premier League this season.

Massimo Luongo of QPR, Lamine Kone and Joel Asoro of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in...

The Socceroos star is in the form of his life right now with six league goals to his name from midfield and has the ability to control a game from the centre of the park while providing the precise distribution that Lansbury is often accused of lacking.

All the signs right now are suggesting that a summer departure for Lansbury would be best for all parties.

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