Aston Villa fans have reacted to recent comments made by defender James Chester, who is due to leave the club on a free transfer this summer.
Chester who was part of Villa’s play-off winning side last season, struggled to gain sufficient playing time with the Midlands based club during the first six months of the current season.
Playing a bit part role at Villa Park in the Premier League, the centre-back was sent out on a six month loan deal to Championship side Stoke City.
He has now spoken about his situation at the club, claiming he hasn’t really discussed anything with them regarding his current contract which is set to expire on 30th June (The Athletic via @villareport).
Featuring for Villa on 126 occasions, it seems the Welsh international has left a good impression on the club’s fans judging by the reactions to his comments, and he is likely to gain interest from a number of sides this summer.
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Dean Smith’s side currently sit 19th in the Premier League as things stand, potentially looking at a drop down to the Championship if results do not improve when football returns from the recent pandemic.
Reacting to Chester’s latest comments on his future, Villa fans responded via Twitter account @villareport. It seems that the majority would actually like him to stay at the club, despite having become a forgotten man in recent times…
James Chester: “The issue of contracts ending on June 30 is an interesting one. My Aston Villa deal ends on that date but I haven’t really discussed it as there is no definitive stance yet.” [the athletic] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) May 2, 2020
Please make sure we keep him, best defender we have
— Dale Thomas (@DaleThomas95) May 2, 2020
I would love for us to keep Chezzie
— Martin Berntsen (@BernUK5) May 2, 2020
Better than all the rest give him a contract
— Noel Murphy (@noel_murphy86) May 2, 2020
Top class man top class defender a must stay
— scott (@davies3236) May 2, 2020
Would do a better job as our defensive coach!!
Well certainly better than JT!
— Curtis Jr (@Curtis13784566) May 2, 2020
Need to keep him but for me can let every other defender go including Mings
— Jim (@jamsey55) May 2, 2020
Come back to us we will need you.
— James Sidebotham (@JamesSidebotha2) May 3, 2020
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