The favourites to sign Loftus-Cheek are Aston Villa and it is reported that Dean Smith is a big fan of the 25-year-old and will try to sign the midfielder on loan for the upcoming season. The signing of Loftus-Cheek will help add depth to the Aston Villa midfield as Ross Barkley’s loan deal expired, who ironically also heads back to Chelsea like his compatriot.
Loftus-Cheek will be vying for places with Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Marvelous Nakamba and Morgan Sanson at Villa Park, but the Englishman also offers versatility as he will be able to further forward in a more attacking role.
A move like this will suit both parties as it will help Loftus-Cheek reignite his career, and given how Jack Grealish could be on his way out, this could be a like-for-like change. Smith also has a reputation for helping players reach their potential as seen with Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash, so if Smith can replicate this with Loftus-Cheek, then he could possibly help them fight for Europe next season.
He is 2/1 to sign for Villa.