Manchester United fans as Axel Tuanzebe joins Aston Villa on loan after penning a fresh deal
The 23-year-old also penned an extension to his current deal that was set to expire next season. The new terms will run until June 2023 with the option of an additional year’s extension. Given the length of the contract, it is pretty obvious that the aim was to preserve his value.
A good season at Villa Park could see him return to Old Trafford next summer a better player with improved opportunities. With potentially three years to go on his current deal, the Red Devils also have leeway in negotiations should they decide to cash in on him.
Raphael Varane’s imminent arrival would have thrown yet another spanner into Tuanzebe’s chances of regular playtime at United. A promising defender who has often impressed, he is at an age where he should be playing regularly.
With that proving difficult at Old Trafford, the move to Villa Park is a win-win for all parties. Tuanzebe is familiar with Villa Park having spent the2018/19 season on loan, helping them gain promotion to the Premier League.
We now take a look at how some fans reacted to the news on Twitter.
Fans react as Axel Tuanzebe joins Aston Villa on loan
Good move for him hopefully we can get a permanent deal end of the season— AJ (@ajmufctalk) August 8, 2021
Hope it works out for him, such a talented defender— fin (@fin_142) August 8, 2021
I hope this guy gets a lot of game time. and comes back a better defender than both bailly and lindelof.— saurabh garg (@saurabgarg2021) August 8, 2021
Brilliant opportunity for Axel to show his worth— Givethatfrogaloan (@zo_nev) August 8, 2021
This man has potential,.I need him to push himself more harder to have a place at the United squad.— Silver Fox 77 (@Silverfoxxx77) August 8, 2021
Good move for him, Villa making some serious moves!— Jim McDonald (@Jim_McDonald1) August 8, 2021
This should be a good deal for both sides. Good luck.— Ben Stone (@BenjamynStone) August 8, 2021
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YAAASSSSS, FINALLY MY GUY IS SMILING AGAIN! SMASH IT THERE BRUDDA AXEL— Don Kakes (@MakhabaThabelo) August 8, 2021
Nice move for him,it is now left for him to show his quality and improve— 🔥TEBOY🔥 (@teboy_) August 8, 2021
Good luck.— Åyōdêlê Jōmilōjü (@storymakerj23) August 8, 2021
Hopefully he’ll be good enough to replace Maguire/Varane when they age.