Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has revealed that he has made the duo of Ross McCormack and Gary Gardner available for a transfer away this summer.
Aston Villa have been very active in the transfer window over the last two summers and while the Villans have not brought in too many players this time around, the arrival of the likes of John Terry, Chris Samba, Ahmed Elmohamady, Glenn Whelan and Sam Johnstone has certainly increased the wage bill at Villa Park.
Therefore, Villa will have to offload a couple of players this summer in order to balance the books and it is perhaps why the Midlands giants surprisingly decided to allow centre-back Nathan Baker to leave for Bristol City recently.
Now manager Steve Bruce has gone on to speak about the other players who look primed to leave Villa and has admitted that he has left the door open for the duo of Ross McCormack and Gary Gardner to depart from the club in the coming days.
Bruce said regarding the futures of McCormack and Gardner at Villa Park, “There’s been an enquiry (for McCormack). I don’t know.
“There’s been enquiries from a couple of clubs, that might happen in the next week or so, we’ll wait and see. I didn’t take him to Germany. I left the door open for him. He is training well but at the moment I can’t guarantee him a game.
“That goes for Gary Gardner and one or two other ones where basically we have too many. To be fair to them lads too I didn’t think it was right to take them to Germany if I was not going to use them.”