Aston Villa are reportedly hoping to make major cuts to their wage bill during the summer.
According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (24/3; page 59), Aston Villa hope to cut their wage bill by as much as £250,000-a-week during the summer, with players such as Mile Jedinak, Glenn Whelan and Albert Adomah leaving the club.
Dean Smith’s men now find themselves in a fantastic position in the Championship table. Four wins on the bounce have left the Villans sixth in the table during the international break, and they arguably have more momentum than any other team in the play-off places or just below.
Nevertheless, there appear to be concerns about the financial situation at the club after the heavy spending during previous regimes. And it seems that Smith is going to offload a number of high earners when the window opens.
The Sun on Sunday (24/3; page 59) reports that Jedinak, Whelan and Adomah are among the players that Villa want to move on at the end of the campaign as they look to cut the wage bill significantly.
There will arguably be plenty of fans who will not be overly disappointed if the club manage to move the trio on. Both Whelan and Jedinak are out of contract this year, according to Transfermarkt, while Adomah has another year left on his deal.
Adomah is perhaps the player who has made the greatest impact this term, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the Championship. He has frustrated the fans more often than he has got them off their seat, but there may well be a number of second tier sides who would love to see him signed due to his experience and track record.
Whelan has perhaps enjoyed a better spell since Smith arrived. But he is another player that the majority of the supporters will not worry about losing as he enters the twilight of his career.