Aston Villa want Ben Woodburn on loan from Liverpool

Ben Woodburn was part of Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States
Image: Ben Woodburn was part of Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States

Aston Villa are looking to secure a season-long loan deal for Liverpool's Ben Woodburn, according to Sky sources.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the Wales international but believes a season at the right club would be advantageous.

Villa are not the only club interested, though. Sky Sports News understands an approach from Wigan was rejected and Sheffield United are also keen.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce
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New majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have invested "significant" funds at Villa and prior concerns over a firesale at the club have eased.

Previous owner Dr Tony Xia had admitted the club would need to sell some of their key players after missing out on a return to the Premier League in last season's play-off final.

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Holding onto players remains manager Steve Bruce's priority, but the club are now looking to bring in signings in order to mount another promotion challenge.

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Woodburn, 18, was due to be part of Liverpool's training camp in France this week.

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He is the third youngest Liverpool debutant in the club's history after making his first appearance in November 2016 against Sunderland.

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