Alan Hutton has announced that he will be leaving Aston Villa when his contract expires at the end of this month.
Hutton has been with Villa since 2011 – making 202 appearances for the club in all competitions.
The 34-year-old struggled with injury in the latter stages of the 2018-19 campaign but still made 34 appearances for Dean Smith’s side in all competitions.
The Scot was not included in either leg of Villa’s Championship playoff semi-final against West Bromwich Albion, though, or the final against Derby County.
Hutton has posted a message on his Instagram account thanking the fans for their support and revealed that he would be leaving Villa Park this summer.
And as expected, that led to a number of the club’s supporters paying tribute to the former Tottenham Hotspur defender, who will now be moving on to the next chapter of his career.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to Hutton’s announcement can be seen below:
No man can take this without feeling emotions, Cheers Alan you gave us your all we won’t forget?? pic.twitter.com/60CDghnU2d
— MrVilla (@MrAstonVillan) June 4, 2019
Thakyou for your service the Scottish cafu ? pic.twitter.com/Oa28avC900
— russ damms (@russdamms1874) June 4, 2019
Always gave his best… always welcome back…. great example about giving 100%
— jon bolton (@jonbolton13) June 4, 2019
— Steve Phillips (@SteveP_1975) June 4, 2019
— Kye (@kyzzaa_) June 4, 2019
Absolutely a hero Alan never forget the goal against the great unwashed thanks for the memories ??
— neil walsh (@neilwalsh1401) June 4, 2019
So much love for this guy. Lesson for all young players, continue to work hard even when things aren’t going your way
— Mr. Atkinson (@AtkoHistory) June 4, 2019
Legend never gave up & that run will live long in my memory ❤️???♂️⚽️
— Robillustrate (@fellrunningover) June 4, 2019