Aston Villa find themselves fairly well stockpiled in the goalkeeper department this season, but of course, with long term injuries to Jed Steer and Tom Heaton, we haven’t always been able to call on them.
With Pepe Reina brought in as further cover on a loan spell, there’s still the mysterious disappearance of Matija Sarkic to factor in, but we also have Orjan Nyland and Lovre Kalinic to consider.
Whether or not we use the reported buy clause on Reina, the futures of Nyland and Kalinic have long been open for debate and the latter already finds himself away on loan this year with Toulouse. Despite being more impressive in his eight appearances for us this year, Nyland is still well down the pecking order in reality though, so this week he’s rather predictably been linked with a move to Turkey and Besiktas.
Will Nyland Be With Us Next Season?
Yes - Decent Backup
No, Get Some Cash In
The original source here is Fanatic via Sport Witness, so how much truth there is to this report I’ll let you decide.
In short, Loris Karius’ two year loan with them comes to an end whenever this campaign closes and he’s going back to Liverpool and won’t be staying at Besiktas, so they are on the lookout for a new stopper.
No fee is mentioned, so I’m presuming if they have an interest it would be a loan deal seeing him through to the expiry of his contract in 2021. If Reina joins permanently we would be looking to offload Nyland as well, but we’d want some return on our claimed £2.7million spend is my bet.
In other Turkish related news, Fotomac via Sport Witness, have claimed that we’ve given Marvelous Nakamba the ‘green light’ to join Trabzonspor. The report builds further on the earlier nonsense claims spouted by press in the country.