Villa confirm trio of loan decisions as duo depart

Aston Villa have officially announced that Bertrand Traore has been recalled from his loan spell at Istanbul Basaksehir.

The 27-year-old returned to the club earlier this month for treatment after sustaining an injury, but Unai Emery has now opted to bring him back for the remainder of the campaign it seems to provide him with another option in the final third.

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With Villa not bringing in a winger as things currently stand, an addition that Emery publicly spoke about wanting this month, Traore’s return could now offer a surprise solution, but time will tell when he returns from injury and is available again.

As per the club’s statement though, not only has Traore been recalled, but both Marvelous Nakamba and Aaron Ramsey have both departed on loan for the rest of the season, joining Luton Town and Middlesbrough respectively.

For Ramsey, it’s hoped that it’s a good spot for him to get minutes and gain experience after he previously impressed on loan at Norwich City this season, and given an injury cut that stint short, he is hopefully on the verge of a full recovery and will play a key role for Middlesbrough in their promotion push.

Further, it’s an opportunity to link up with Cameron Archer again who joined the Championship side on loan from us earlier in the month, while former Villa coach Aaron Danks is there too and so there’s high hopes that it’s a productive spell for the young duo.

Meanwhile, Nakamba’s move is a sensible decision for all concerned. Luton get an important midfield reinforcement, the 29-year-old gets a chance to play having failed to feature at all this season so far, and Villa will hope that he impresses during the loan spell and that in turn results in him securing a permanent exit in the summer.

Given the competition for places and the quality of those in front of him in the battle for a spot in the Villa midfield, it seems highly unlikely that Nakamba’s situation at the club will change. Further, with his current contract set to expire in 2024, it would make business sense for Villa to offload him this summer too, and so hopefully something is worked out that suits all parties.

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