Alan Hutton has told Marvelous Nakamba he has to leave Aston Villa in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Villa defender insisted the “writing’s on the wall” for Nakamba.
The 28-year-old got his first minutes for the Villans this season in a friendly match against Cardiff City on Wednesday (30 November) where the Premier League side were beaten 3-1 by the Championship club
On 1 September, Zimbabwean outlet The Herald reported that Nottingham Forest and Fulham are believed to have made deadline-day approaches to sign Nakamba.
The midfielder’s current Aston Villa contract expires in 2024.
When asked if the Zimbabwean should be looking for an exit in January, Hutton told Football Insider: “It depends what talks have gone on behind closed doors and where the manager sees him.
Does he fit into his plans? I think we will probably get an idea of that in the coming weeks leading up to January. If he does not feature he has to go, it is as simple as that.
“If a new manager comes in, clean slate for everybody, and you are still nowhere near it then I think the writing is on the wall that you need to move on.“