Villa midfielder Gardner to be offered to Championship clubs

Aston Villa are ready to send midfielder Gary Gardner out on-loan.

Aston Villa are ready to send midfielder Gary Gardner out on-loan.

The Mirror says the 19-year-old, the younger brother of Sunderland's Craig, is one of Villa's top homegrown prospects.

The midfielder underlined his huge potential with a brace in the recent England v Iceland Under-21 international.

He also bagged a hat-trick against Ajax to send Villa into the last eight of the NextGen Series.

Now, Championship trio Coventry, Ipswich and Leeds all want him on loan.

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