By Amir Mir
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has informed supporters that up to four players will be told this week that they have no future at the club.
It is not yet known which players will leave the club, but fans taking to Twitter were pleased to hear the news and hope to see the back of underperformers from the club’s humiliating relegation last season.
The likes of Brad Guzan, Gabby Agbonlahor, Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott and Leonardo Bacuna got regular mentions from fans as Xia informed them of the news.
One fan said that Xia was the complete opposite to former owner Randy Lerner, as the American rarely interacted with supporters or gave any interviews to the media.
This has built up trust from the Villa Park faithful to the Chinese Tycoon, who has promised that the club will gain instant promotion under the management of Di Matteo.
Here is the reactions from Villa supporters.
— Scott (@Chicaned02) 24 July 2016
@Dr_TonyXia I hope it’s not Adama this guy will electrify this division we need two strikers though desperately
— Mark Cuzner (@MarkCuzner) 24 July 2016
— COOKIE (@Brian_Cook86) 24 July 2016
@Dr_TonyXia Gabby, Lescott, Bacuna and Richards 👍
— Hayley Casewell (@HayleyCasewell) 24 July 2016
@Dr_TonyXia so glad you’re doing things the right way and being open with the fans! see you next season!
— Jon Male (@JonMartin1874) 24 July 2016
— Philip Henry Roberts (@iamVilla) 24 July 2016
@Dr_TonyXia Crikey, you are the complete opposite of Lerner. Can’t wait for your drunken 1am tweets when we win our first league game.
— Jonathan Hooke (@jhooke90) 24 July 2016
In the latest Aston Villa team news, this ex-Arsenal legend and Villa player has this good luck message for the club.