Aston Villa, Barnsley, Sheffield United and Sunderland are interested in signing Huddersfield Town’s Joe Lolley on loan according to a report from the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old winger, who can also play as a striker, was able to bounce back well last season. He suffered a terrible start to the season when he suffered a foot injury last August but was able to return after five months then make 22 appearances for the Terriers. He was then able to contribute as the West Yorkshire club got promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs.

However while Huddersfield do want to keep Lolley around now that they are in the top tier, the player is less keen to stick around if he isn’t able to play in the first team. This is leading to interest from elsewhere with the likes of Aston Villa, Barnsley, Sheffield United and Sunderland all being interested in signing him on loan for the season.

Barnsley have realised they need to strengthen their squad after suffering a tough 3-1 defeat to Bristol City on their opening day though they will face competition from teams like Sheffield United and Sunderland who are looking to be higher up in the Sky Bet Championship. However it does seem like Aston Villa are leading the race to sign Lolley and are the most likely team to sign him. The former Kidderminster Harriers man was born in Redditch, which is not far from Aston Villa, and actually grew up as a fan of the club. So a chance to play for the Villains may be one he can’t turn down.

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