Aston Villa outcast Henri Lansbury set to end Dean Smith exile as Bristol City line up loan transfer swoop

BRISTOL CITY are plotting a swoop for Aston Villa outcast Henri Lansbury, according to reports.

The midfielder is on his way out of the Midlands club with his contract expiring in the summer.

Villa boss Dean Smith is willing to let him leave on loan in order to run down his contract with the Premier League club.

And the Mirror report how Bristol City are ready to make their move to bolster their play-off push.

Lansbury, 30, has made just three League Cup appearances this season and was left out of the club's Premier League squad registration.

He would arrive at The Robins with bags of Championship experience having spent ten seasons in the second-tier.

Lansbury won promotion through the play-offs with West Ham in 2012 and again with Villa seven years later.

He also spent five years with Nottingham Forest before Villa signed him for £2.7million during the 2016-17 campaign.

Bristol City are three points adrift of the play-offs under boss Dean Holden.

Meanwhile Villa are celebrating the arrival of £15.5m midfielder Morgan Sanson.

The 26-year-old battler completed his move from Marseille on Wednesday after agreeing a four-and-a-half-year deal.

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