Report: Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman to return from loan

Aston Villa Manager \ Head Coach Dean Smith during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 23, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman has been on loan at Dutch side FC Emmen.

(L-R) Easah Suliman of FC Emmen, Reuven Niemeijer of FC Emmen during the Dutch Eredivisie match between FC Emmen and Feyenoord Rotterdam at De Oude Meerdijk on December 09, 2018 in Emmen,...

Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman will return to his parent club after having his loan spell at Dutch side FC Emmen ended early, according to a report.

Dutch outlet RTV Drenthe are reporting that following talks between Villa's technical staff and Emmen coach Dick Lukkien, they came to the conclusion that a longer stay for Suliman was 'not useful'. 

The 20-year-old centre-back joined the Eredivisie side in the summer in what was a season-long loan deal, but he only managed nine minutes on the pitch for the club.

 

According to Transfermarkt, Suliman was on the bench for the majority of the time and playing a number of games for the club's under-21's side. 

FC Emmen are sitting 13th in Holland's top-tier, five points above bottom-of-the-table De Graafschap and six points behind eighth-placed VVV. 

This is not the first time Suliman has been sent out on loan by Villa, he has featured for League Two side Cheltenham Town and Grimsby in recent seasons. 

Easah Suliman of Aston Villa during the Premier League 2 match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Villa Park on January 08, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

It remains to be seen whether Suliman will go back on loan in January, playing for Villa's under-23's or feature in Dean Smith's side as he aims for promotion to the Premier League. 

Villa are currently three points outside of the play-off places and will travel to Preston North End at the weekend following their 1-0 win at Swansea City on Boxing Day. 

Erwin Mulder of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium on December 26, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

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