Aston Villa are set to release young goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist and defender Janoi Donacian this summer, The Football Pyramid understands.

The relegated Premier League club have taken no time in starting the expected revamp process of first-team and development squads as they seek an instant return to the top flight.

It will bring an end to a four year stay at the club for shot-stopper Siegrist, who arrived at Villa Park in 2012 from FC Basel.

The ‘keeper finished the season on loan at League Two side Wycombe Wanderers with fellow Villain, Jerell Sellars, who we exclusively revealed has been offered a new deal by the club.

Meanwhile, Donacien, who can play all across the defence, is also set to depart after three years in the midlands, having joined from Tottenham in 2013.

The duo will join Lewis Kinsella, who forced his way into first-team plans for a brief spell in Tim Sherwood’s tenure, in leaving the club, with the player himself having already confirmed his exit on his Twitter account.

The tough-tackling left-back will depart five years after arriving from Arsenal, having finished the campaign with a successful loan at Vanarama National side, Kidderminster Harriers.

Siegrist and Donacien will leave without a first team appearance to their names, but each have enjoyed productive loan spells at numerous clubs in the Football League across the years.

The defender impressed at Newport County this season where he helped the Welsh club fight to League Two safety this year, while Siegrist has enjoyed first-team spells at Burton, Cambridge and the Chairboys.

The young trio, as a result, are sure to have a number of suitors as a result as they begin their search to find new clubs.


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