Not all of the Villans' released players have been as lucky as Darren Bent in immediately landing a new club.
The 21-year-old Irishman is hoping to emulate his Villa teammate and close friend in using his Notts County loan as a springboard to Premier League success.
Aston Villa have some fine young talent ready for their first-team and here are three who deserve a chance next year.
Enda Stevens, Nathan Delfouneso, Samir Carruthers, Graham Burke and Darren Bent all feature.
They beat Chelsea 2-0 in Como courtesy of a penalty brace from Graham Burke
Aston Villa join Chelsea and Sporting Lisbon in the semi-final draw after a goal from Graham Burke gave them victory at Villa Park on Wednesday.
Mikey Drennan has been banging in the goals for the NextGen and under-21 sides this season. Could he have a massive impact at Villa Park?
As the NextGen series got under way last night, how did Aston Villa fair against highly fancied Sporting Lisbon?