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2nd May, 2017 | 11:27am

Aston Villa striker confirms he is leaving the club

By Matt Bullin

Aston Villa striker Jerell Sellars has announced he is leaving the club via his personal Twitter feed following an “emotional day”.

The 21-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has quit in order to find a new club after it became clear he would not be retained.

Sellars joined the Birmingham side from Lincoln City in 2012 on a youth contract and has been a regular for the Villa development side he has never managed to break into the first team.

The forward was sent on loan to Wycombe Wanderers last season however he failed to make an impact and did not find the net in eight appearances.

This season Sellars has featured for Villa Under-23s, and has played seven Premier League 2 matches, scoring once.

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He announced the news with an emotional message on his personal Twitter account.

He said: “Emotional day for me leaving Villa, things never really worked out here.. But love to everybody that supports/ believes in me.”

Sellars becomes the latest victim of Steve Bruce’s cull as midfielder Rory Hale also left the club last week.

Bruce had earlier revealed to the Birmingham Mail that he would look to off-load “12 or 12” players his summer as he looks to overhaul Villa’s squad.

Sellars’ departure certainly will not be the last as John Abdoul has also revealed he was leaving Villa, and according to the Birmingham Mail report more exits will be announced imminently.

In other Aston Villa news, Roberto Carlos has revealed he once had talks with the club.

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