By Amir Mir

Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil sealed a one-year loan deal to Spanish outfit Deportivo de La Coruña, the club confirmed on Friday afternoon.

Villa supporters reacted with mixed views on his departure. The 23-year-old struggled for consistent game time at Villa Park, with only 28 appearances to his name since his move from La Liga giants Valencia, for a fee of £3.2 million in January 2015

However, many fans felt his technical ability was his standout attribute, but he was unable to display this consistently due to lack of games and lack of physicality.

As the Midlands outfit prepare for the forthcoming Championship season, one supporter felt that the tricky Spaniard could have been the player to unlock defences in what will undoubtedly be a difficult season.

Here are the reactions of the supporters on Twitter.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, Roberto Di Matteo is receiving interest for one of his players from a rival Midlands club.