Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he would welcome Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Villa Park this summer.
Loftus-Cheek is currently on loan at Fulham and is set to return to parent club Chelsea at the end of the season.
However, with Thomas Tuchel blessed with options such as N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech in midfield and attack, the 25-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge looks uncertain.
And, according to TEAMtalk, Villa are ready to pounce, though they face competition from Crystal Palace.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about the possibility of Loftus-Cheek joining Villa in the upcoming transfer window, Hendrie said:
“Why not have him as an addition? He’s a great creative threat, he’s strong, powerful and quick and we know he’s got great ability on the ball, so I’d certainly have him in the mix.”
Should Fulham get relegated, which is likely to be the case looking at the table, Loftus-Cheek will probably not want to stay at the club and drop down to the Championship as he looks to get back into the England reckoning.
Considering that, perhaps a move to Villa Park could be on the cards for the 2017 Premier League title winner.