Manchester United defender set to join Aston Villa on loan

According to recent reports, Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe is set to rejoin Aston Villa on a season-long loan.

That’s according to a recent from CaughtOffside, who claim the English centre-back has rejected the chance to sign for Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United and will instead spend next season with the Villians.

Tuanzebe, 23, has remained a fringe player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite a hugely impressive performance in last season’s Champions League against Paris-Saint Germain.

Now expected to continue his development and rack up some much-needed first-team minutes, the 23-year-old is expected to be officially unveiled as an Aston Villa player in the coming days.

CaughtOffside note that despite earlier reports (Telegraph) the Midlands club will try and sign him on a permanent deal, an option to buy has not been included in the deal.

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Since joining the Red Devils’ youth academy all the way back in 2005, Tuanzebe has gone on to feature in 37 senior matches, in all competitions.

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