Aston Villa ‘reach agreement to sign Luton’s Barkley’

Aston Villa ‘reach agreement to sign Luton’s Barkley’

In the summer of 2023, the 30-year-old moved on a free transfer to Kenilworth

Road in an attempt to spark his career again after a challenging couple of seasons.

Barkley made 28 appearances for Nice in all competitions during the 2022–2023 season.

but the midfielder’s future was not in French football.

When Luton gave the former England international another chance at Premier League glory,

he stepped up to the plate, scoring five goals and dishing out four assists in 32 league games.

Aston Villa 'reach agreement to sign Luton's Barkley'
Aston Villa ‘reach agreement to sign Luton’s Barkley’

In the first-tier rankings, the Hatters finished 18th, six points behind Nottingham Forest in the safe position of 17th.

and despite his best efforts, they were unable to prevent an instant return to the Championship.

Football Insider reports that Barkley, a player for Luton,

has made a big step in ensuring he plays in the Premier League for the next two seasons.

The 30-year-old and Villa reportedly came to a “full agreement” over his summer window transfer to the Second City.

However, Unai Emery, the head coach at Villa, has to approve the deal.

But Villa wasn’t the only team interested in the ex-Everton player; Newcastle United,

who had sponsorship from Saudi Arabia, was also a major fan of the midfield player.

Barkley, who will be hoping to add to the 24 competitive appearances he made for the team during a loan stay during the 2020–21 season,

is thought to have won the race to Villa.

Barkley has a decision to make regarding his long-term future because several teams were vying for his signature in the off-season.

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Nobody would have predicted that the 33-cap international,

who has made an impression in the Premier League this season,

would remain at Kenilworth Road and continue to fight for Luton in the Championship.

Barkley appears to have made up his mind to return to Villa Park permanently.

With 38 games played and 68 points earned in the Premier League,

Emery’s team secured a spot in the inaugural Champions League redesigned competition.

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