Kyle Walker thanked the home fans for their good reception after his side's 2-0 win at Villa Park on Sunday.
The 25-year-old right-back spent the second half of the 2010-11 season with the claret and blue club and publicly admitted his willingness to stay in Birmingham before becoming a regular at White Hart Lane the following season.
Since his time with the Villans, Walker has played nearly 200 times for Spurs, but he made efforts on Twitter to ensure that he thanked the Villa Park faithful for the warm welcome he still receives.
The England defender tweeted: "Another solid win yesterday, H [Harry Kane] keeps banging in the goals! Thanks to the Villa fans for the nice welcome back."
Walker scored twice in 18 appearances for Villa during his months with the club, a fine solo strike on his debut against boyhood club Sheffield United in an FA Cup tie before hitting a long-range effort in the Premier League against Fulham.
Judging by the replies to his message from Villa fans, the full-back is fondly remembered for his brief stint at Villa Park, with the defender having been the first choice at right-back for the club's last top-half finish in 2011.
Walker, who has won 12 caps for England since making his debut five months after his spell at Villa, has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season.