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Report: Aston Villa man’s future uncertain, Smith has decision to make

Aston Villa are considering ending midfielder Danny Drinkwater’s loan move after a training ground bust-up with Jota, according to the Daily Mail.

Drinkwater, on loan from Chelsea, reportedly headbutted his team-mate in an altercation on the training ground on Tuesday.

The midfielder has made only four appearances for Villa since signing in January and has struggled for fitness in the past few weeks.

He has been on the peripherals of the club and officials are now considering cutting his loan move short after the violent conduct.

Villa will certainly take disciplinary action and impose a hefty fine on the 30-year-old even if they choose not to send him back to Stamford Bridge.

The Mail reports that his future was discussed later on Tuesday when the club’s officials met to talk about the altercation.

This comes as a new low point for the Englishman whose career has gone downhill since leaving Leicester City in 2017.

He had forced his way into the England team after Leicester’s impressive title win in 2016 but is struggling for game time in the Premier League these days.

Drinkwater spent the first half of the season out on loan at Burnley where he made just one appearance in the league in five months.

His time at Turf Moor was also marred by a fight that he was involved in Manchester which left his face heavily marked.

A final decision on his time at Villa is yet to be made and Drinkwater can only hope that he gets an opportunity to redeem himself and reset his career in England.

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