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Report: Aston Villa man on his way out, may leave this week

Aston Villa goalkeeper Matija Sarkic is set to leave Villa Park this week after agreeing a deal with a new club, according to Football Insider.

Sarkic’s contract runs out soon and he is keen to move on a free, according to a recruitment source.

The 22-year-old Villa man had spent the first half of the season on loan in Scotland with Livingston but was recalled to the club after first-choice keeper Tom Heaton was ruled out for the season with an injury.

However, Sarkic has only made the match day squad once in the FA Cup with Orjan Nyland and January signing Pepe Reina ahead of him in the pecking order.

Villa also have Jed Steer on their books, who would also likely be picked ahead of Sarkic.

Despite this, Villa have made attempts to extend the Montenegro international’s contract but he has refused to sign with them.

In fact, Sarkic may leave the club before the season ends with offers from clubs within Britain and abroad on his table.

The report adds that the youngster may even have signed a deal over the weekend and Villa are expected to announce his departure anytime.

His eagerness to leave the club is understandable given that he has not made a single first team appearance despite being at Villa Park since 2015.

Villa will host Sheffield United in the first Premier League game back after the break on 17th June as they look to avoid relegation and secure their top flight status for another year.

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