Schlupp linked to Aston Villa move

Author: Edmund Okai Gyimah
Jeffrey Schlupp
Jeffrey Schlupp

Ghanaian international Jeffrey Schlupp is on the radar of Aston Aston Villa for the summer transfer window if they maintain their Premier League status.

According to Birminghamlive, the versatile Crystal Palace star, who has just a year left on his contract, is one of the seven footballers on the wanted list of Villa boss, Sean Dean, with the others being Demarai Gray, Isaac Hayden, Poerre-Emile Hojbjerg, Robert Snodgrass, and Christian Benteke.

Schlupp's contract with the Eagles expires on June 30, 2021 but so far, no negotiation has started yet for renewal which means he could be allowed to move if a good offer comes in the next transfer window.

In spite of a season blighted by injuries, Schlupp made 14 EPL appearances, scoring twice and providing two assists as the London club sit 11th on the league log with 39 points from 29 games.

Currently, Schlupp is on a 56,000 Pounds a week at Crystal Palace and from all indications, that could be the only obstacle to the move to Villa Park in June.

Schlupp, 27, won the Premiership title with Leicester City during the 2015/2016 season before making a 12 million pounds move to Crystal Palace in the summer of 2017. He has so far made 94 appearances, scoring seven goals and assisting eight times in three years.

The talented Ghanaian, who can be deployed as a striker, left back, as well as a left-winger, has his transfer fee now pegged around 8 million pounds.