Martin Keown sends message to Aston Villa on Twitter

Martin Keown

The former England international had some kind words for his old club.

Martin KeownMartin Keown

Martin Keown has wished his former club Aston Villa success for next season and an instant return to the Premier League on social media.

The pundit was responding to a birthday message from the Villain’s official Twitter account when he posted the following:

Keown enjoyed three successful years at the club between 1986 and 1989; making 112 appearances and scoring on three occasions, and his thoughts will be echoed by everyone involved with Villa.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo during the press conferenceRoberto Di Matteo

Last season was a nightmare for the West Midlands outfit but with new manager Roberto Di Matteo at the helm there is renewed optimism ahead of the upcoming campaign.

New owner Tony Xia has been a hit with the fans so far and has pledged to strengthen the squad in the coming weeks.

Plenty of activity is expected at Villa Park as we enter the final month of the transfer window, with several set to depart and reinforcements needed if they are to bounce back to the top flight at the first time of asking.

Manchester City's Fernando in action with Aston Villa's Scott SinclairManchester City's Fernando in action with Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair has been heavily linked with a move to Celtic – by the likes of the Daily Record – while Jordan Veretout and Idrissa Gueye are among the others tipped to leave.

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