Aston Villa have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Belgian side Royal Antwerp for the transfer of Bjorn Engels.
And a number of Villa supporters have been sharing their thoughts on the news on social media.
Engels with have a medical this weekend ahead of a proposed move back to his native country. He’s been with Villa since 2019 after joining in a move worth £7.2m from Stade Reims.
However, the 26-year-old failed to make a Premier League appearance under Dean Smith last season, with Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa ever-presents at Villa Park.
Engels looks set to leave Villa with just 19 appearances to his name, scoring his only goal for the club in a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham last year.
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Villa fans react
The club shared the news on Engels on their official Twitter page on Friday evening.
The majority of Villa fans seemed fairly sad at the news, with one describing the defender as ‘brilliant’.
“We’re better than this statement, wish him well. Class costs us nothing.”
“Gutted it didn’t work out for him at Villa, wishing you the best at Antwerp”
“Brilliant defender, if only he had a yard or two more pace he would have been top drawer. A real shame it never worked out. All the best Bjorn “
“Will miss Bjorn a lot, he did very well in his short playing time, hope everything goes well for him.”
“No best of luck? No thanks? No mention of even playing for the club? Something doesn’t fit right with me. Guess we’ll never know. Best of luck, Bjorn”
“He only made one mistake tbf. Clearly isn’t our type of player but still feel bad for him”
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