By support

10th Aug, 2016 | 10:38am

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to club agreeing midfielder deal

By Amir Mir

Carlos Sanchez has made a season-long loan switch from Aston Villa to Italian side Fiorentina- and supporters were glad to see the back of the “sloppy” defensive midfielder.

The Italian club officially announced on their Twitter account that the Columbia international will spend the 2016-17 campaign in Florence.

The 30-year-old was a Paul Lambert signing from Spanish side Elche for a fee of £5million, but many Villa fans feel he did not live up to expectations.

Some Villa supporters did not understand why Fiorentina wanted to purchase Sanchez as he constantly gave the ball away during his two-year period at Villa Park.

One fan was left disappointed as the former Elche player failed to transfer his performances for his home country for Villa.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

But many felt Sanchez failed to adapt to a simple style during his 46 games at the club, as poor passing and sloppy play resulted in fan frustration at his performances.

Others were hoping the likes of Gabriel Agbonlahor and Joleon Lescott will follow Sanchez through the exit door, but insisted the club will need to add midfield cover.

Here are the supporters’ reactions on Twitter:

In other Aston Villa transfer news, owner Tony Xia reveals the club’s new signings must have these three qualities.