Aston Villa fans have been reacting in their masses to the news that winger Jota left the club on Saturday after his contract was terminated.
It’s not something that the Villa Park faithful were expecting by any means, but the Spaniard is now a free agent despite having a year left on his contract.
Jota was the first player to join Villa after their promotion back to the Premier League before the start of the 2019/20 campaign from rivals Birmingham City, with Gary Gardner going in the other direction, as per BBC Sport.
The club’s official website made the announcement under the radar, which was not broadcast on any of their social media networks, for some reason. They thanked Jota for his services to the club, recognising the 16 outings that he made, scoring just the one goal.
Were Villa right to terminate Jota's contract?
With this in mind, there was an element of disappointment in the air surrounding his surprise departure from the club, with Villa fans making their feelings clear on social media.
Here are some of those comments from Villa fans:
Best of luck to Jota, thought he was unfortunate not to get more opportunities at times.
Fantastic assist for Wesley to get his first goal.
— Gary Glasgow (@GPDecorating) October 3, 2020
It looked promising that preseason, wish him all the best!
— Me (@Hotwheels_1978) October 3, 2020
Shame it didn’t work out, all the best
— matthew hemus (@matthemus13) October 3, 2020
Good luck to him, not cut out for the premier league.
— sw (@scottward100) October 3, 2020
This is a real shame – always had time for Jota
— C J H 🦁 (@chrisjonhall) October 3, 2020
There are many who should go before him! But good luck
— Bradford Quigley (@BradfordQuigle1) October 3, 2020
Actually disappointed he’s gone. Think he deserved more chances than he got, maybe he didnt want to be a sub 🤷♂️
— Chris (@minichr1s) October 3, 2020
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