Report: Aston Villa will let James Bree leave with Ipswich interested

General view of Villa Park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park on March 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

James Bree might have played his final Championship game for Aston Villa but could he move to Ipswich Town?

James Bree of Aston Villain action during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Aston Villa and Peterborough United at Villa Park on January 6, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa have told James Bree that he can leave on transfer deadline day, with Ipswich Town willing to offer the defender a fresh start according to the Sun (live blog, 10.13am).

Villa snapped up the right-back two years ago in a £3 million deal from Barnsley, according to the Birmingham Mail, and Bree was tipped for big things in the Midlands.


He had produced a number of impressive Championship displays for The Tykes despite his tender years, having become Barnsley’s second youngest debutant ever at the age of just 16.

But, with Alan Hutton, Axel Tuanzebe and Ahmed Elmohamady ahead of him in the pecking order, Bree has struggled for game time at Villa Park and has made just eight Championship appearances this season.

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough runs past John Terry and James Bree of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:Second Leg match between Aston Villa and...

The Sun reports that Villa boss Dean Smith is now prepared to let the Wakefield-born 21-year-old leave with Championship bottom-club Ipswich interested.

It is understood that the Tractor Boys are desperate to sign a new right-back today and have also entered talks to sign Ivo Pinto from bitter East Anglia rivals Norwich City, the Sun (9.42am) adds.

Ivo Daniel Pinto of Norwich City during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on January 17, 2018 in London, England.

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