The 21-year-old defender announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he was not being offered a new contract at the relegated club.
Whilst numerous first-team players and high-earners are certain to leave the club in the transfer window as the fallen club look to cut costs and strip back their squad, one player who is not in their plans is young left-back Lewis Kinsella.
The 21-year-old announced on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that he had not been offered an extension to the contract which expires at the end of this season and will be moving on to pastures new this summer.
Thank you for all the support ! pic.twitter.com/SDFaB6iGag— Lewis Kinsella (@Lewis_kinsella) May 11, 2016
In a message attached to a tweet which said "Thanks for all your support!", he wrote: "Sad to say I have not been offered a new contract and my time at Villa is over.
"Time to go and make a career for myself a prove people wrong! Thanks for all the support, had loads of good moments at Villa, shame it's come to an end but it's time to work hard til the end of the season and over the summer to find a club."
Kinsella never managed to make a senior appearance for the club despite threatening to break into the side when Tim Sherwood first took over from Paul Lambert last year, but he was named on the substitutes bench for several first-team fixtures at the back end of last season.
The left-back spent a stint on loan at Kidderminster Harriers earlier this campaign, where he became something of a fan favourite, but Villa have clearly decided that he does not make the grade required to be kept on for their entrance into the Championship next season.
Villa have developed something of a reputation as a team strong at bringing through academy youngsters in recent years, but they have also let developing talent go on the cheap, such as Premier League and Champions League-winning centre-back Gary Cahill, and Leicester's title-winning star Marc Albrighton.
On Twitter, it's safe to say the main mood amongst Villa fans was one of anger and frustration that another promising player had not been given the chance of a future at the club at such a transitional and unstable time.
@Lewis_kinsella What?! Will definitely prove us wrong! As we've seen so many times before— Helena Geary (@helena_geary) May 11, 2016
With a long Championship season coming, I really don't understand how Kinsella wasn't offered a new deal. Need young squad depth #AVFC— George Templeton (@temptherat) May 11, 2016
Lewis kinsella defo shouldn't have been released the kids decent— Liambartlam (@LBartlam) May 11, 2016
It seems odd that Lewis Kinsella hasn't been offered a new contract. We haven't got a manager so who makes these choices now? #avfc— Gez Maguire (@Gezmag) May 11, 2016
Can see Lewis Kinsella being another late developer that we let go that will come back and haunt us— Wil (@will_avfc) May 11, 2016
Imagine Lewis Kinsella will be another Marc Albrighton or Mat Lowton, wasted by Villa who will go onto prove himself. Good Luck Lewis. #AVFC— Kevin Hughes (@kevinhughes348) May 11, 2016
However, for some, Kinsella's inability to break through and make his senior debut during a time when talents such as Andre Green, Jordan Lyden, Kevin Toner, and Rushain Hepburn-Murphy have all made their first senior steps was a sign that it was the right decision to release the left-back.
Kinsella’s 21 and couldn’t get into the squad despite our horror situation at left back this year. It’s begrudgingly the right move.— Alex Carson (@crashcarson15) May 11, 2016
Maybe Kinsella is actually average at best and Football Manager has swizzed us into thinking we know better. #avfc— Theo (@Theoooooooooo) May 11, 2016
Kinsella is too old for the under 21s and not good enough for the first team next season, it was completely the right choice.— James Lloyd (@LloydyAVFC) May 11, 2016
Not seen much of Lewis Kinsella but what I did made me think he was decidedly average. Still, I wish the kid well for the future #avfc— Jamie Gray (@JMGray80) May 11, 2016
I had high hopes for Lewis Kinsella, but at 22 years old and no senior starts, I think we're doing the right thing letting him go.— Mads Kleiv (@MadsKleiv) May 11, 2016
Kinsella’s development seems to have stalled… don’t see the fuss about letting him go… lot’s don’t make it at the very top level. #avfc— Roberto Di Jones (R) (@UpTheAstonVilla) May 11, 2016