England youth international and Aston Villa centre-back Easah Suliman has been recalled from his season-long loan at Dutch Eredivisie side FC Emmen.
After a total of three substitute appearances and the nine minutes total of Dutch top flight football, FC Emmen and Aston Villa mutually agreed to terminate the loan agreement of Easah Suliman six months early. Given the complete lack of action, it’s entirely sensible Villa no longer thought this move beneficial to any party.
For Suliman, it’s the second consecutive loan move with little to no action. Last January he went on-loan to Grimsby Town in League Two only to feature twice over the five month loan.
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Suliman turns 21 in January and he’s beginning to lose crucial development time after a pair of unsuccessful loan moves. Presumably, he will return to the under-23s for another spell of competitive action. For that team, it’s a swoon to get another good player of Suliman’s quality.
The alternative theory to this recall is that Suliman will be used to aid Villa’s defensive depth, after injuries have riddled bench options.
While this is partly true, Suliman probably returns as the No. 4/5 option in central defense behind Chester, Tuanzebe, Elphick, and Bree. And that’s before anymore signings take place as well.
In the meantime, while Tuanzebe remains out, we could catch Easah Suliman above Dominic Revan on the bench, but he’s still pretty far away from consistently contributing to the first-team.
For the moment, at least. Football is fickle and players come, go, and get injured in a moment’s notice.