Aston Villa on verge of getting rid of unwanted duo who were part of embarrassment last season

It’s been a massive summer of change for Aston Villa this year, and the reshuffling of their squad looks set to continue into the final week of the transfer window.

After winning just three games in the Premier League last season and being relegated down to the Championship, changes were certainly needed.

In came new owner Tony Xia and manager Roberto Di Matteo, and slowly but surely they’ve rebuilt the squad with no less than seven new faces coming in.

Others have headed in the opposite direction too as the deadwood was shifted out, and according to The Daily Mail, Micah Richards could be the next to move on.

The report claims that Hull City have made an enquiry for the defender as they look to strengthen following an impressive start to the campaign, and with Villa looking to let him leave, a deal could be agreed between the two clubs.

Richards has played just once this season, in the League Cup defeat to Luton Town, and coupled with the arrival of Ritchie De Laet this week, it looks as though his days at Villa Park are numbered.

Further, the Birmingham Mail add that Jordan Veretout is also closing in on an exit, with the Frenchman set to secure a loan move to Saint Etienne after passing a medical.

After an unsuccessful first year in England, admittedly in difficult circumstances for him, he looks set to return to his homeland as Villa continue to trim their squad.

On the whole, supporters will likely be pleased with the activity seen this summer, with a whole host of new arrivals boasting Championship experience and a knowledge of what it takes to gain promotion.

Further, with a number of individuals who disappointed last year gradually being pushed out the exit door, Villa will be confident that they’re in a strong position moving forward to compete at the top of the table this season.

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