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Defensive Target To Sign New Deal And Head On Loan To Aston Villa – Report

Newcastle could be in line for more transfer disappointment. Sky Sports is reporting Axel Tuanzebe will sign a one-year extension with Manchester United before heading to Villa Park on a season-long loan.

Earlier today, there were claims Villa boss Dean Smith wanted the 23-year-old on a permanent. However, it appears the defender will return to Villa Park, but only on another season-long loan.

Tuanzebe’s current deal expires next summer but the Red Devils have an option for a further year. His new contract will keep him at Old Trafford until 2023 with the option for another year still intact.

Basically, it appears that Manchester United have kicked the can down the road on the defender for another year. He’ll head to Aston Villa for this season then return to Manchester United to fight for his place next summer.

This is a blow for Bruce who wants to add a young center-back to his aging group. Tuanzebe would be a perfect addition on the right side of a back three with his pace and athleticism.

There’s no fee mentioned in the report but recently it was suggested Manchester United wanted £5m for their Academy product to go out on loan. Whether that was the stumbling block on a move to St. James’ Park or the player preferred Aston Villa is not clear just yet.

He will face a fight for starts at Villa. Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa both started 35 or more times in the league last season. They are one of the league’s better center-back partnerships and will it will be a big ask to unseat either on of them.

102 comments so far

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #81

    I don’t think anyone can doubt that Rafa was a much better manager who set us up tighter defensively and played much better football too.

    We were among the lowest in the league last season in chances created, possession, goals scored etc.

    How anyone, amidst the ineptitude that is Bruce’s management, look back with anything remotely resembling a critcal stance on pretty much anything he had done by comparison.

    It’s like defending Sam Allardyce in comparison to Bobby Robson – you just wouldn’t do it.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #82


    I seem to have rattled you for having the audacity to challenge your opinion which has set you off on a spiral. I’m not wound up at all, I really don’t think you can say the same my good man.

    Take a breath and move on because I think we’ve reached an impasse here.

  • geordietom

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #83

    1943 …

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #84

    I’m not sure welsh me auld crispy steak bake, do you not bring in a couple of lads from Merthyr every summer on a YTS?

  • geordietom

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #85


  • Optimistic prime

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #87

    I see transfer activity is hoping up for everyone except Nufc.

    How underwhelming.

  • Optimistic prime

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #88


    Toon22 must be on the case

  • Reilly

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #89

    Alan Nixon
    · 16m
    Norwich. Major offer for Adam Armstrong. Good money plus extras. Also willing to let young Idah go in deal. However want a large fee for him. Offer higher than Southampton or Watford for the striker. And close to Venkys valuation.

  • Mund

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #90

    The higher the fee the more money we will get.

    Does it actually matter then what the fee is?

  • Optimistic prime

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #91

    Can’t even afford Armstrong outseleves even with 40% off.

    It’s like a SD deal and we’re to poor to afford it.

    Only at Ashleys Nufc.


  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #92

    Nonsensical why we’re not looking to bring Armstrong back ourselves given the huge discount that the sell-on options affords us.

    He’s clearly Premier League standard, would add depth and would be a relative snip.

  • Mund

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #93


    He doesn’t want to come back. Apparently he didn’t like the way he was treat while here. Didn’t end the best

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #94

    That can only be disproved if we sign him.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #95


    Disappointing if true but understandable, we have a shocking track record when it comes to developing young players into the first team.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #96

    It didn’t stop Andy Carroll coming back either.

  • Mund

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #97


    Absolutely shocking mate 🙁

    Nothing will change at the club until Ashley is gone.

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #98

    4 weeks until deadline day but people having an aneurysm

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #99

    There’s always one isn’t there

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #100

    At this rate I think we’ll find ourselves being happy if we just get Willock on loan.

  • Optimistic prime

    Aug 4, 2021 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #101

    If there’s supposedly a imminent takeover on the cards, why would it matter how he was treat by the current reigeme?

    I’d have thought the pull to play for your home town club would be too much, especially as they’d be buying you to play.


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