According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (24/03/19, page 59), Championship side Aston Villa could look to move on midfielders Glenn Whelan and Mile Jedinak and winger Albert Adomah this summer, as they look to cut their wage budget.

Aston Villa trio Mile Jedinak, Albert Adomah and Glenn Whelan could all be sold during the upcoming transfer window as they look to cut a large chunk of their wage budget ahead of next season.

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The report from The Sun claims that the club could look to cut as much as £250,000 off their wage bill next season and Whelan, Jedinak and Adomah could be sacrificed in doing so.

Under previous manager Steve Bruce, the club spent a lot of money on players and their contracts, leaving them in financial insecurity ahead of the start of the current season. Before the arrival of new investors it seemed that the club would have to sell on their prized assets to raise funds.

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However, despite the arrival of Egyptian investors the club are still looking to bring their wage budget down with another season in the Championship a real possibility.

35-year-old Glenn Whelan has featured regularly for Villa this season, playing 27 Championship games. However, despite remaining in the first team picture, he could be sacrificed this summer as the club looks to raise funds.

Much like Whelan, Australian midfielder Jedinak is coming into the twilight of his career at the age of 34. But, he has found himself out of favour since the departure of Steve Bruce. Under Smith, he has played just three times and has been linked with a move back to Australia.

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Albert Adomah has been a mainstay in the Aston Villa side since his arrival from Middlesbrough in 2016. He has played 113 games for the club but may not add any to that total after the end of this season.


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