Aston Villa fans react as Birkir Bjarnason has his contract mutually terminated

There was a lack of activity on deadline day over at Villa Park which happened to be quite the surprise considering manager Dean Smith had signed no fewer than 12 players for a total smashing past £130m.

Other than John McGinn’s new long-term contract announcement the only other news was the departure of midfielder Birkir Bjarnason who had his contract terminated just days before their Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur.

The 31-year-old joined the club in January 2017 in a £1.7m deal from Swiss outfit Basel, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract.

During his time at the club, Bjarnason made 54 appearances and scored six goals. His sudden exit has caused quite the reaction on social media.

One supporter said it was a ‘strange one’ as the Iceland international was a good guy whilst another added that it was unbelievable that he was let go for free rather than getting some sort of money for him.

Others praised the move from the club claiming it was a nice gesture to allow a player that is unlikely to feature leave the club for free though some were gutted as he was a decent character at the club.

You can read the best of the reaction below:

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