Got a job on his hands: Villa fans react as Bjarnason turns down chance to leave

Icelandic international Birkir Bjarnason turned down the chance to leave Aston Villa in the last transfer window in a bid to stay and fight for his place, according to Birmingham Live.

It was thought that Villa were trying to move him on because of fears over financial fair play with the midfielder on a wage of £30k a week. However, despite interest from Fenerbahce he wanted to stay.

Reacting to the news on Twitter, supporters of the Villans shared a mixture of views on the out of favour star.

Some praised him, explaining it was good to have players with that sort of attitude in the team, but at the same time claimed it would be difficult to get in ahead of the likes of John McGinn and Jack Grealish.

One came to the conclusion that he’ll likely leave in the summer, with competition for places in midfield healthy.

The 30-year-old has been out of favour with manager Dean Smith and has started just 11 times in the Championship this term. The last of those starts came back in January.

Here’s what Villa fans have been saying about the experienced international.