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Aston Villa: Fans react to Conor Hourihane comments

Aston Villa: Fans react to Conor Hourihane comments - Aston Villa

Conor Hourihane has recently addressed his Aston Villa future, and a number of Villa fans have been sharing their thoughts on the midfielder on social media.

The 30-year-old spent the second half of the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Swansea City, helping them to the playoff final.

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Hourihane started at Wembley in the 2-0 defeat to Brentford last weekend and has one year remaining on his current Villa contract.

The Ireland international struggled to break into Dean Smith’s side last season before moving to Wales and regularly had to make do with a place on the bench in the Premier League.

Asked during an Ireland press conference if his future could lie away from Villa Park, reported by Birmingham Live, Hourihane, who has made 150 appearances for Villa, said:

“Probably so, there’s no getting away from that.

“Then we’ll see what happens with the future after these games. I will be heading back to Villa for pre-season and see where we go from there.”

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Villa fans react

@AVFC_News shared the update on the £30,000-a-week midfielder, while also asking supporters if they would like to see Hourihane handed a chance next season.

This is what they had to say in reply, with one describing the midfielder as ‘fantastic’…

“Sorry no. He’s been a great player for the club, but he’s just not the quality we need now to progress.”

“No. He isn’t going to get much/any prem game time. He won’t be happy. He has been great for us but best for him to move on”

“Did an absolutely fantastic job for the club and we should be eternally grateful but sadly he isn’t good enough for where we hope to be in the future.”

“I’ve got a lot of time for Conor, he’s done great for us, but we need to step up now.”

“Hourihane has been quality for us and he played a massive part in getting us to where we are now. Think it’s best for both to move on now though. I will be forever grateful”

“Time to move on! Great player who helped us get to this position, but let’s remember him for his good times!”

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