In rather surprising news yesterday, Aston Villa announced the release of academy graduates Marc Albrighton and Nathan Delfouneso. After finishing fifteenth in the Premier League, the club decided against renewing the contracts of the twenty four year old winger and the twenty three year old striker.

Out of the two players though, it was the release of Albrighton which has caused debate between Villa fans on social media. After 101 appearances and nine goals in his sixteen years at the club, recent reports have heavily linked Albrighton with a move to Premier League new boys Leicester City.

Having figured so prominently in the latter half of the campaign, many Villa fans were shocked that Paul Lambert allowed the winger depart on a free.

 

 

Others believed the decision was regrettable but understandable.

 

 

 

Some even argued that it was a good move as in their eyes, Albrighton had flattered to deceive and was a symbol of the club’s declining standards.

 

 

 

 

 

In any case, the release of Albrighton has certainly proved divisive amongst the Villa faithful.

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    Kevin Starkey
    5 months ago

    How quick people are to rubbish a lad who was villa through and through
    He always gave his best
    Mcleish destroyed the lad but after some real coaching away from villa park he came back to show the rubbish lambert purchased how to play
    It will not be long before we destroy young jack too
    I wonder how many fans will be crowing about his replacements once the season is underway

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    Kevin Starkey
    5 months ago

    Remember this season we will be relying on our bomb squad players that were not deemed good enough to play in a side so very nearly relegated

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  • Andrea Ball
    5 months ago

    He was a good player and should have been signed up. Its a joke we need to out the manager ASAP. We will be in the same fight as we have been last two season. #AVFC

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