By Matt Farr
Aston Villa fans have urged Steve Bruce to cash-in on midfielder Carles Gil this summer.
Football editor for the Birmingham Mail Matt Kendrick took to his personal Twitter account on Monday to ask fans to deliver their verdicts on the midfielder and his potential first-team role ahead of next season.
— Mat Kendrick (@MatKendrick) May 22, 2017
The 24-year-old midfielder spent the duration of the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Spanish La Liga outfit Deportivo La Coruna, but is set to return to Aston Villa this summer upon the expiry of his deal.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Gil at Villa Park, considering the Spaniard has yet to make a single appearance under Bruce, although it is possible that he will not have a role to play at the club upon his return.
Aston Villa chief Keith Wyness has confirmed that as many as ten senior players could be sold this summer as part of a major overhaul of the first-team squad.
But the fans, despite praising his qualities, do not think that Gil will settle back into life under Bruce, and have told the club to sell him this summer.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
CG has talent,in a fluid side with movement he may prosper,under SB though he wouldn't,so best off to sell,CG is happy to leave also so best
— Sean O'Grady 💜💙🦁 (@villafanalways) May 22, 2017
Talented but inconsistent and don't think he has the hunger and determination for the Championship. Sell.
— Ben Kennedy (@bwkennedy) May 22, 2017
Just another Adama, a few step over's can blind any Villa fan into thinking he's the new Messi, sell
— James Smith (@smithyjames7) May 22, 2017
Gil arrived at Villa Park in a £3.2million deal in January 2015, and has made 34 appearances over his one-and-a-half seasons at the club.
Meanwhile, he was an important first-team player during his loan spell at Deportivo this season, where he scored one goal and supplied four assists from his 24 appearances in all competitions.
In other Aston Villa news, the club are reportedly confident of securing this £19million double deal.