Aston Villa confirm worst as Heaton and Wesley succumb to injuries

Tom Heaton TEAMtalk

Tom Heaton and Wesley have been ruled out for the rest of the season, Aston Villa have announced.

Record buy Wesley and goalkeeper Heaton suffered serious knee injuries during the New Year’s Day 2-1 win at Burnley.

They had scans on Thursday but Villa’s worst fears have been realised and Heaton is now certain to miss England’s Euro 2020 campaign in the summer.

Villa have completed the signing of Heaton from Burnley  in the summer for an undisclosed fee reported to be £8million.

The 33-year-old has been in great form for the newly-promoted side and missed just one Premier League game to date.

Meanshile, Wesley’s injury has promoted reports that Villa are keeping a close eye on former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, as Dean Smith looks to boost his attacking options.

The 30-year-old secured a move to Trabzonspor over the summer and has impressed so far with seven goals and four assists in 13 appearances in Turkey.

More importantly, the former England forward appears to have overcome the injury issues that blighted his time at Anfield and is getting regular playing time as a result.

And according to the Daily Mail, that form has seen both Villa and Marseille show an interest in Sturridge.