With just seven games remaining in the Premier League season, Aston Villa are a few points from virtual safety. This leaves manager Paul Lambert in a position to begin evaluating his squad for next season before the summer transfer window opens.
Lambert has been swift to assert himself at Villa Park by bringing in a multitude of young talent while simultaneously exiling underachievers.
In addition to the likes of Darren Bent, Alan Hutton and Shay Given, who already have one foot out the door, Lambert must ponder the future prospects of his young players as well. Villa's squad could be improved in many areas, and some current players will have to depart the club imminently.
Here are six players who should leave Villa Park this summer.