Looks like James Bree is going on loan to Ipswich.#avfc trying to sign Caen full-back Fred Guilbert. More details to follow.— Gregg Evans (@greggevans40) January 31, 2019
The Villa defender has made 11 appearances this season, with six starts. His starts mainly came in that gap when Axel Tuanzebe came up with his injury, and before Tommy Elphick was brought back from his loan to Hull City early this month.
This is the first time the 21-year-old has been loaned out since joining from Barnsley back in 2017. He will hope to help Paul Lambert and Ipswich climb from the bottom of the Championship into safety.
Villa defeated Ipswich 2-1 last weekend, so there will be no more fixtures between the two sides this season.
Bree is under contract with the Villa until 2021, and this loan move could mean that Villa really are going to push to sign Fred Guilbert from Caen.
#avfc closing in on a deal for Caen full-back Frederic Guilbert. James Bree set to join Ipswich on loan.— matt maher (@mjmarr_star) January 31, 2019
Bree is the third Villa player loaned out so far on today’s deadline day.