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.
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:
I'm just wondering who at Fiorentina has looked and said "yeah he looks decent we'll sign him" 😳 #avfc
— Rob Westwood (@robwestwood76) August 10, 2016
Bye Bye Carlos. You were utterly useless. I really liked that thing you used to do where you constantly gave the ball away #avfc
— Ross MacDonald (@RossMacDonaldW6) August 10, 2016
Never been a massive Sanchez fan but with him leaving we are really light in centre-mid, need 2 new players in that area now. #avfc
— Rob Czerwinski (@rob23avfc) August 10, 2016
— Quo Vadis. (@PaulJoseBrain) August 10, 2016
I may be in the minority, but I think it's a shame Sanchez has gone out on loan … Like him as a player, breaks play up, just sloppy! #AVFC
— Jacob Davies (@JacobD93) August 9, 2016
A little disappointed that Sanchez's move is only on loan.Wont take the Viola long to realise he has difficulty with basic passing #avfc
— DOMINIC HUNT (@domhunt73) August 9, 2016
I've seen Carlos Sanchez play brilliant for Colombia, many times! He just couldn't adapt to the pace of the Premier League. Shame #AVFC
— Rob Evo (@OutlawEvans) August 9, 2016
Sanchez will do well in Italian football. In England he must have felt like he was watching games at 4x speed on sky plus. #avfc
— Villa Views (@VillaViews_) August 9, 2016
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