Aston Villa

Aston Villa fans on Twitter don’t want a Whelan extension

Aston Villa fans on Twitter don’t want a Whelan extension

Aston Villa are starting to look in the right direction. It was always going to be tough to bounce back from their play-off final defeat and hit the ground running when Dean Smith took over, but they look like promotion could be on this season. If they are to go up, they’ll need an overhaul, and the Villains don’t want to see Whelan renew his contract.

Glenn Whelan may be in fine form as of late, but the Irish midfielder is still 35-years-old and has definitely seen better days. Whilst he may be able to cut it against the bottom 12 teams in the Championship, should the Villains find themselves in the Premier League anytime soon then the midfielder certainly isn’t going to be good enough, and keeping him at the club could be costly.

Dean Smith will know this too. When the former Brentford man was appointed the supporters were under no illusion of what he would bring. Villa Park will be cutting out the constant loan deals, bringing in young faces and trying to go about getting promotion the right way, with plans to get to the top flight and stay there as opposed to making it and coming straight back down, so you can understand the fans reluctance to sign Whelan up for another year.

You can read the fans’ verdict on Whelan here:

The Villains are all pretty clear that Whelan shouldn’t sign, although if he’s happy to take a pay cut and they don’t go up this season then it’s certainly still up for debate.

Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
To Top