Forest to clinch deal for Villa's Osbourne

Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne is set to sign permanently with Nottingham Forest.

Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne is set to sign permanently with Nottingham Forest.

The Sunday Mercury says Osbourne, 21, made eight appearances for Forest after joining them in March and he was only on the losing side twice.

Osbourne has struggled to force his way into the plans of Villa manager Martin O’Neill.

He could find himself surplus to requirements this summer as O’Neill sets about shaking up his squad.

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