Aston Villa’s Wesley Moraes had his heart set on returning to Club Brugge in the summer window after being told he would not enjoy regular minutes at Villa Park.

The Premier League side allowed the striker to join the Belgian champions on loan, towards the end of August.

Wesley impressed for Club Brugge during his first spell with the Jupiler Pro League side and was the ‘crowd favourite’. There was a lot of expectation for the Villa owned player to shine again on his return, but that hasn’t happened this season and he has made only six appearances in all competitions.

Het Nieuwsblad reported on Wednesday the 25-year-old is looking for an exit from the club in January and three South American sides, Sáo Paulo, Palmeiras and Internacional, are ‘in the running’ to secure his services.

Another report from the same outlet now states Wesley is ‘about to leave’ the Belgian side. They have also gathered comments from Club Brugge manager Philippe Clement, who has opened the door for the Villa owned man to change clubs in the winter market.

“What our core will look like [second half of the season] will depend on supply and demand. The places are expensive at the moment, and after the winter break Buchanan will be added to that. That will boost the competition even more,” he said, as quoted by Het Nieuwsblad.

“If certain guys find it necessary to take the next step, we’ll hear about it. What went wrong with Wesley? You can also wonder what went well with Charles De Ketelaere.

“Charles has made a fantastic development. And then you also have Dost, who has scored many goals. That’s most of the story with Wesley. When you have such a big core, there are always guys who get less work. Then you have to show in training that you are better…”