Ciaran Clark sends message to Aston Villa after Newcastle United move

Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark

The defender completed a move to Newcastle United on Wednesday.

Aston Villa's Ciaran ClarkAston Villa's Ciaran Clark

New Newcastle United signing Ciaran Clark has taken to Twitter to send a message to former club Aston Villa.

The defender completed a move to Newcastle United on Wednesday, becoming their seventh signing of the summer transfer window.

His departure brings about an end to a 16 year spell with the Villans, having initially joined the club in 2000 and risen through the ranks to become a first team regular.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas and Aston Villa's Ciaran ClarkEverton's Kevin Mirallas and Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark

And commenting on Twitter, he was keen to thank Villa trio Gordan Cowans, Tony McAndrew and Kevin McDonald for the role that they played in his development.

He was also keen to wish the club all the best for the future as they look to make a return to the Premier League next season, against his new side.

 

 

 

 

Ciaran Clark celebrates scoring the first goal for Aston VillaCiaran Clark celebrates scoring the first goal for Aston Villa

It now remains to be seen what role that Clark has to play Newcastle United’s team next season.

The centre of defence has been a problem area for them for a number of years, but they now have fierce competition for places in the position heading into next season.

With Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles, Grant Hanley and now Clark all competing for a starting role, it will be interesting to see what line up Rafa Benitez goes with. 

Newcastle manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez

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