Alex McLeish has claimed that the agents of Aston Villa duo Anwar El Ghazi and Frederic Guilbert will be “tearing their hair out”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider editor Russell Edge, the former Villa boss suggested that there is “nothing worse” for a professional player than knowing that he is stuck at a club where he has no future.
As revealed by Football Insider, Dean Smith’s men are keen to offload the pair before the domestic transfer window shuts on October 16th.
Villa are also eager to ship out Henri Lansbury, with the club willing to listen to offers for the 29-year-old as they look to cut big-earning fringe talents from their wage bill.
But McLeish believes that getting rid of players now that the international transfer deadline has passed will be difficult.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It’s not easy to get players out.