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Aston Villa manager Unai Emery tells Nakamba to leave the club

English Premier League side Aston Villa manager Unai Emery has told the Zimbabwe Warriors star Marvelous Nakamba to leave the club.

Emery who replaced Steven Gerrard in October revealed this during a pre-match press conference held on Thursday ahead of Villa’s next league fixture away to Southampton FC over the weekend.

“In other positions as well we are speaking about how we can improve, some players like (Marvelous) Nakamba, I told him to leave,” he said.

“(Morgan) Sanson as well is in the possibility to leave, but Sanson for me is a very good player, he understands very good how we want to play.

“He has the skill to do it, but he has to play in a team to be consistent, trying to play more and here it’s difficult to give him it – he is as well finding something to leave.

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“If they are leaving – Nakamba, Sanson, maybe we try to add one player more inside, inside midfielder.

“It’s not clear about this possibility because I want to sign one player (who will) improve the quality of the squad.”

Nakamba whom Emery wants him to leave this January is yet to make an appearances for Villa this season.

He has only made the cut to the match day squad for nine times in 19 games.

The Zimbabwe international has made 58 Premier League appearances for the Clarets and Blue since joining from Belgian side Club Brugge in 2020.

His contract with Villa expires in June 2024.