Adama Traore has told Aston Villa’s official site that he feels ‘sad’ about not being able to contribute to the team.
Traore has had a disappointing first season at Villa Park after joining from Barcelona, with injury curtailing his progress.
The 20-year-old had just broken into the Claret and Blues’ side at the turn of the year, but he was then ruled out with an injury for four months.
By the time he had made it back to fitness, Villa were doomed to relegation.
And Traore admitted: "I felt sad because I couldn't help my team-mates.
"Nobody likes to be at the bottom of the table and I have felt sad because I haven't been able to contribute to the team.
"It's been very frustrating watching on and not being able to get out there and make a difference on the pitch with my performances.”
Traore was expected to have a major role to play for Villa this season, and his first cameo appearance on debut against Bournemouth was highly impressive.
The rapid winger quickly fell out of favour, though, and his future at the Midlands club now looks in doubt.
Traore’s wage at Villa is set to increase at the end of the season, according to a report in the Daily Mail, even though they are dropping into the Championship.
As a result, Villa are now said to be looking to sell Traore, as they look to cut costs to cope in the second tier.
Villa have just three more matches remaining this season. They come against Watford, Newcastle United and Arsenal.