Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Carles Gil's loan exit

Carles Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal for Aston Villa

The diminutive attacker returns to La Liga on a season-long loan.

Carles Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal for Aston VillaCarles Gil celebrates after scoring for Aston Villa

Aston Villa yesterday confirmed the departure of Carles Gil on a season long loan to Deportive La Coruna, via their official Twitter account.

The talented playmaker leaves Villa Park after just a season and a half, following his move from Valencia in January last year, and there is a palpable sense of disappointment among the supporters.

Tottenham's Danny Rose in action with Aston Villa's Carles GilTottenham's Danny Rose in action with Aston Villa's Carles Gil

Gil showed flashes of brilliance during his time with the Villains, most notably his wonder goal against Bournemouth last season, but he was unable to produce on a consistent basis.

The club’s descent into the Championship was unlikely to improve that return, with the Spaniard struggling to cope with the physical demands of English football.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo during the press conferenceRoberto Di Matteo

His departure doesn’t necessarily signal the end of his Villa career and Roberto Di Matteo will be hopeful of a reunion with the 23-year old in the Premier League in a year’s time.

A season spent further developing his game in La Liga will do wonders for Gil and will either prepare him for a return to Villa or inflate his price tag if a permanent move is on the cards.

Villa fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Gil’s exit and there was a clear sense of disappointment:

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