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'Speechless' - Fans shocked as Aston Villa man linked with departure

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One Aston Villa fan has said they are "speechless" after reports emerged linking Ritchie De Laet with a loan move away from the club.

Melbourne City are keen on signing the full-back on loan, reports in Australia have claimed, and it is said that a deal for the Belgian could be imminent.

De Laet would become the ninth player to leave Villa on loan this season if he leaves, following the likes of Tommy Elphick and Andre Green who have been sent out on temporary switches elsehwere.

De Laet impressed for Villa in pre-season and made two Carabao Cup appearances against Yeovil and Burton in August, but Steve Bruce has preferred to play Axel........

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