The World Game understands that Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak is soon set to leave the club. It is being reported that the Australian international, who netted twice in the World Cup in Russia, has agreed a switch to ‘mainland Europe’.
To be more specific, the source reports that the club is not based in Spain, Germany, Italy or France, although he is primed to pen a ‘multi-year deal’. It remains to be seen where Jedinak, who shall soon turn 34, will be playing his football next season. One thing does look certain, it won’t be at Villa Park.
With Jack Grealish forever closing in on a switch into the Premier League to link up with the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli at Tottenham Hotspur, they are set to lose another key player. John Terry also departed after his contract expired. Several loan players also moved on and will not be returning again, such as Sam Johnstone, Rob Snodgrass and Lewis Grabban. Jedinak is understood to be earning a wage just under £30,000-a-week at Villa Park.
Jedinak has said that he is willing to remain available for selection for the international team, who will now be managed by Graham Arnold. They return to action in the January AFC Asian Cup, so whoever signs him will be without him halfway through the campaign next season. Jedinak has been on the books of Villa since signing from Crystal Palace for £4million in 2016. The Aussie netted one league goal during that period.