Wesley has not done enough and should be moved on this summer, claims former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie.
The Brazilian striker, of course, has missed a lot of action since arriving at Villa Park from Club Brugge back in 2019 due to a cruciate ligament injury. However, when fit, he has not had the best record in front of goal.
Wesley is now being linked with a move away from the Midlands club, with Football Insider reporting that the 24-year-old is not in Dean Smith’s plans for next season and could be loaned out.
And from what he has seen, Hendrie believes it would be the right decision. The ex-Villa player exclusively told FFC:
“Since he’s come in, he hasn’t done anything for me. Obviously he had that bad injury as well, similar to Tom Heaton, but the season I’ve seen him, he wasn’t the player I felt that was going to fit the bill for Villa if I’m being quite honest.
“There was lots of talk that he could get behind defenders and I didn’t see that. I didn’t see that at all.
“I feel that it’d be better for him to possibly move on and further his career.”
Given the serious injury he sustained, Wesley needs regular minutes to build up his match fitness and sharpness and to get into the rhythm of things again.
At Villa, with the form Ollie Watkins has been in this season, it is hard to see him getting that.