Aston Villa have been linked with a sensational reunion with former midfielder Barry Bannan and are being considered as front-runners for his signatures.
Aston Villa sold Barry Bannan to Crystal Palace in 2013 after he made over 100 appearances for the club. The midfielder did not excel in south London and had a crippled couple of seasons before making his way back to the lower divisions by signing for Yorkshire based outlet Sheffield Wednesday.
In the last three years at the Hillsborough, Barry has racked up 129 appearances in all competitions for his club and has also been called up by Scotland’s national coach on innumerable occasions to represent his nation. Being in Sheffield’s primary squad and dropping in some brilliant displays has linked him to a transfer to other clubs, with former recruits Aston Villa being a likely destination as well.
Having been linked with the clarets and blues in the last few weeks, Barry has opened up on the potential transfer.
"“Villa-fan mates brought it to my attention,” Bannan told the Times of how he heard of the supposed interest from Villa Park. “But while it’s better to be talked about than not, I honestly don’t know where it’s come from. “I’m a big believer in loyalty and when you’ve got a fanbase who love me as much as Wednesday’s, it’s hard to think about leaving. That love makes it easy to stay. I’m not sure why they love me so, but they know I give everything and, like everyone in my family I’m a really bad loser: I even hate losing to my little niece at one of her games.”"