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1st Mar, 2018 | 6:36pm

'Needs to be sacked,' 'Absolute fraud' - Aston Villa fans rant at reported player update

Aston Villa fans are unhappy with the possibility that Micah Richards could earn double his current £35,000-per-week salary if the club returns to the Premier League this summer, according to a report.

The Daily Mail suggest that if Steve Bruce’s side gain promotion to the English top-flight then he could be in line to earn £70,000-per-week despite not having kicked a ball for the club all season.

And in the last campaign, his appearances total for the Birmingham club was almost as bad, having made just three outings in 2016/17.

At 29, the former Manchester City ace still has plenty of time to get his career back on track which has stalled considerably since he left the current champions-elect.

On Tuesday, it was the 500th day since the right-back last played for the Claret and Blues and has a contract with the club until 2019.

It is thought that Richards has been fit for the most part since his move to Villa back in 2015 despite a long-standing knee meniscus issue, but is not entirely fancied by his manager.

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Here is a selection of Twitter responses to the possible wage hike of the defender:

Bruce’s side are currently third in the Championship table after seeing their run of seven straight league victories come to an end against Fulham, and will hope they can claw back the four-point advantage Cardiff currently have over them in second when they host QPR at Villa Park on Saturday.

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