The Mirror are reporting that Henri Lansbury could be a regular in our midfield next campaign with the club unable to offload the 27-year-old.
Steve Bruce is said to be giving every player who isn’t leaving this summer a chance to impress before the beginning of the season.
Lansbury played the full 90 minutes in our 4-1 win over Walsall on Tuesday, and his presence in the starting eleven could be a regular sight in the coming months. Fans were divided over whether keeping the midfielder is a good thing:
Should be a starter anyway I rate him
— Callum Glasgow (@CallumGlasgow2) 18 July 2018
Never controls a midfield & stands on defender’s toes so it looks like he’s getting the ball all game getting us deeper as the game gos on he’s a passenger
— Matthew shaw (@plumberboymatty) 19 July 2018
Watched him play the friendly and he looks as if his piled on some pounds!
— Ras Don (@archuzz3000) 18 July 2018
He’s a belting player and Brucey signed him so of course he should be given a chance.
— MackAttack (@MackAtttack) 18 July 2018
It’s interesting that none of our saleable players are Bruce signings.
— Alf Tupper (@AlfTupper1982) 18 July 2018
Bruce signings Hogan, Lansbury, Bree and Taylor were given contracts until 2021 so we will struggle to sell those players.
Think RDM’s big signings like Kodjia and McCormack have contracts until 2020 (two years left).
— Shelley (@ShelleyOzzy) 18 July 2018
— Gary Costello ???????????????????????????? (@B31villa) 19 July 2018
When is Micah going to get a chance ????
— PRG-AVFC (@PaulRG14) 18 July 2018
With the investment from NSWE, plans for the first-team squad may change pretty swiftly over the next few weeks.
Still, it’s not surprising that Lansbury is likely to remain whatever the circumstances. The £3m signing from Notts Forest is on a sizeable wage, and it’s unlikely that other Championship clubs would be able to afford him.
Should the midfielder be a regular next season? Let me know in the poll:
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