Birmingham – Aston Villa are reportedly welcoming ‘offers’ for a number of players including Zimbabwean international Marvelous Nakamba.
Nakamba, 28, featured heavily after Steven Gerrard was appointed to the role of Villa boss last November. The midfielder started all five of his first games in charge of the club, before being forced off after 57 minutes against Liverpool due to a severe knee injury.
Nakamba would go on to make his return to action just five months later after being sidelined for 15 games of the Premier League season. Villa missed his presence ahead of the defence as their inefficiencies defensively cost them throughout the remainder of the year, resulting in the team slipping down into 14th place to end the campaign.
Despite Nakamba’s clear influence when handed a start, the player has his limitations in possession which has since led to Villa recruiting in the area after securing the signing of free agent Boubacar Kamara. The French international has hit the ground running in claret and blue, therefore plunging the future of players such as Nakamba into doubt.
According to The Athletic, Nakamba joins Frederic Guilbert, Anwar El Ghazi and Bertrand Traore on a list of players that the hierarchy at the club would welcome ‘offers’ for as we approach the end of the summer transfer window on September 1st.