With Norwich's relegation confirmed, the transfer rumour and stories are starting to flow as people speculate on The Canaries rebuilding plans for life in the Championship next year.
Kevin Phillips believes that Aston Villa will look to keep Cameron Archer long-term.
The forward has impressed while out on loan in the second half of the season. And, the 20-year old has scored seven Championship goals from 19 appearances since joining Preston North End in January.
Norwich City have been linked with a move for the striker, with former Villa boss Dean Smith said to be interested in re-uniting with the youngster. But the Premier League outfit are not interested in selling the striker on a permanent basis this summer.
However, Phillips believes another loan move would be the right step forward for Archer as he continues his development as a senior player.
“I would think he would go on loan again,” said Phillips talking to website Football Insider.
“Norwich are back in the Championship again next season.
“He’s done so well at Preston, and that would give him another opportunity to do well at a club where the manager knows him – and they like to play attractive football.”
“It’s another learning curve for his development.
“He could turn out to be a really important player and asset for Aston Villa – they clearly like him.
“He’d only be in and around the first-team next season, so for his development – it’s best for him to have another spell at the top of the Championship.
“That way, he’s well-equipped to come back to the club and play well in the Premier League – or he can be an asset in the transfer market.”