By Harvey Byrne
It was announced on Friday that Brad Guzan had joined Middlesbrough – and Aston Villa fans celebrated the exit of the goalkeeper on Twitter.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) July 29, 2016
Guzan is said to have agreed a two-year contract with the newly-promoted Premier League outfit.
Villa have sanctioned the exit of Guzan after his form slipped alarmingly over the last 24 months and they conceded 76 goals last season in their relegation from the Premier League.
Continuous mistakes, poor distribution and a lack of confidence has led to the American’s downfall, despite being named the club’s player of the year for the 2012-13 season.
Youngster Pierluigi Gollini will now take the No.1 gloves as manager Roberto Di Matteo plans to win instant promotion back to the top-flight of English football.
Here are a selection of the fans view on Twitter to Guzan’s departure:
Bye-bye, Brad Guzan. You leave with our best wishes. Try not to drop them on the way out. #avfc
— James Brennan (@duguzzle) July 29, 2016
— JaCrispy Bedingfield (@callum_sleezby) July 29, 2016
So glad guzan has gone I'm happy with our current keepers and the new guy ? #AVFC
— Aston Villa Media (@AstonVillaMedia) July 29, 2016
I'll always remember that world class save Guzan pulled off against QPR. Problem is, that was 3 years ago. See ya later egg head #avfc
— Kev (@Kevavfc1993) July 29, 2016
Brad Guzan going is a good move for him and a better move for us #avfc
— John (@treeman1980) July 29, 2016
Seems we have ruined Middlesborough's promotion party by offloading Guzan to them ???? how can they not be happy with him! #AVFC
— •Jack Fowler (@fowlerboii7) July 29, 2016
My problem with the Guzan deal is that he's stayed in the Prem and we haven't.Why should he be there when his actions did this to us #avfc
— Sam Morgan (@PlatinumSam) July 29, 2016
Coincidentally, Guzan’s new club will play Aston Villa on Saturday and the USA international could be set to make his debut for his old club against his new club.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo is willing to allow midfielder Jordan Veretout to leave the club on loan.