'Incredibly frustrating', 'garbage', 'class player' - midfielder deal divides Aston Villa fans on Twitter
By Russell Edge
Aston Villa fans have been left divided on social media after it was announced midfielder Carlos Sanchez would be joining Fiorentina on a permanent deal.
The Columbian international has been on a season-long loan at the Viola from Villa Park and manager Streve Bruce was quoted by the Birmingham Mail as saying that the Italian side would be making the deal permanent.
The 31-year-old joined Villa in 2014 and went on to make 54 appearances across all competitions for the Midlands club, scoring a solitary goal in a 3-2 defeat to Manchester City.
He left the club following relegation to join Fiorentina on loan, where he has made 39 appearances across all competitions, scoring a single goal.
Following the news of his departure, Aston Villa fans took to social media to react, and it is fair to say that fans were divided over his departure.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I know everyone's got opinions but am I the only one who thought C.Sanchez was garbage? Our fans glorify average players far too much #AVFC
— Reece (@Reece_AV) May 6, 2017
Thought Sanchez was actually decent. Shame he's gone. https://t.co/maPH1LsAtO
— Elliot (@ElliotAVFC) May 5, 2017
Delighted. Awful player. Good international, but never suited Villa.
— Rob Lenehan (@RobLenehan) May 6, 2017
Strange how he's good enough for Fiorentina but not for us!? I always liked him. A decent player in a poor side.
Sorry to lose him.
— Tony Brannon (@littletone1976) May 5, 2017
Class player no movement in front of him we get rid of him and keep rank average players like Gardner CRAZY
— steve gough (@premtravel_avfc) May 5, 2017
Sanchez is better than our midfielders.
— Downward (@DownwardI) May 5, 2017
Carlos Sanchez, what could have been if we wore yellow and the entire team spoke Spanish #AVFC
— Matt (@dvtavfc) May 6, 2017
Aston Villa go in to the final day of the season knowing that they could still play a pivotal role in the title race, as they play league leaders Brighton, with Newcastle just a single point behind the Seagulls.
The Villans, who currently sit 12th in the Championship, can realistically finish as high as 11th, but could also drop to 14th if results fail to go their way.
In other Aston Villa news, a proven Premier League defender has shown interesting in joining the club.