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Aston Villa planning to offload Mike Jedinak

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Championship outfit Aston Villa are planning to sanction the exit of Mike Jedinak amid his relatively high wages. The Australia international was a key performer for the Villains en route to the Championship play-off final last term but they are now considering his future amid their financial concerns.

According to The Mirror, the west Midlands outfit are planning to part ways with Jedinak, who is one of the top earners at Villa Park. The 33-year-old is presently into the final 12 months of his £50,000-a-week contract and it is suggested that he could be offloaded for a knockdown price with owner Tony Xia concerned about the Financial Fair Play rules.
Jedinak was recently part of the Australia squad at the World Cup where he found the scoresheet on two occasions via the penalty spot but this was not sufficient for them to progress beyond the group stage after securing just a single draw. Nevertheless, there were plenty of positives after a change in management and Jedinak now appears on the cusp of leaving the Villains.

As per The Mirror, the former Crystal Palace man is deemed to be close to agreeing terms with an unnamed English club and the new few weeks could give an idea on where his future lies. Meanwhile, Jedinak’s exit could be one of many during the latter part of the transfer window with midfielder Jack Grealish also on the radar of several top-flight clubs.

Grealish did miss most of the first half of the season following a kidney damage but he managed to excel during the backend where he was one of the standouts in their run to the playoff final. As such, there has been high demand among the top English clubs and reports suggest that Tottenham could be leading the queue to acquire the Villa graduate.