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Blackburn close in of Villa midfielder

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Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has moved closer to sealing a move to Blackburn Rovers, according to Rovers manager Gary Bowyer. 

The Villa Park club were reported last Saturday to have accepted an undisclosed fee for the Scot, and Bowyer is confident that the transfer can be completed soon.

He said to the Birmingham Mail: “It’s still ongoing. These things take a little bit longer than managers want. We’ve just got to keep working hard at it and try to get things over the line.

“If it doesn’t happen then we’ve got other targets that we can certainly aim for.”

The 23-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements by the Villains boss Paul Lambert, as he made just 18 starts for the club in the Premier League last term, and his transfer will form part of a re-shuffle of the first-team squad.

Six summer signings have been made by the Midlanders so far this summer, while four players have left the club and Bannan is not one of the young players that Lambert is aiming to ease into the first-team.

He has nine caps for his country and a chance of more regular first-team football in the Championship will assist his chances of playing a more prominent role in Scotland manager Gordon Strachan's plans.


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