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Jordan Lyden posts heartfelt Instagram message confirming he's leaving Aston Villa

Jordan Lyden of Aston Villa during the Premier League 2 game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at New Bucks Head Stadium on October 16, 2017 in Telford, England.

Aston Villa are releasing midfielder Jordan Lyden.

Neeskens Kebano of Fulham battles for possession with Jordan Lyden of Oldham Athletic during the FA Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Oldham Athletic at Craven Cottage on January 6,...

Aston Villa are pushing for a play-off place under Dean Smith, but one player who won't be playing a role in the run-in is Jordan Lyden.

The Australian midfielder, 23, came up through the Villa ranks, but has made just seven first-team appearances for the club.

 

Lyden's future at Villa Park was already looking murky after years of being a forgotten man, but things got even worse for him in January.

After a loan spell with Oldham Athletic, Lyden returned to Villa at the start of 2019, but then suffered a freak training ground injury to rule him out for the rest of the season.

It now seems that Lyden has ultimately played his final game for Villa, as reports from The Sun on Sunday (17/3; page 57) suggested that his contract wouldn't be extended this summer.

Jordan Lyden of Aston Villa during the Premier League 2 game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at New Bucks Head Stadium on October 16, 2017 in Telford, England.

Now, Lyden has taken to Instagram to confirm the news is true, and he will be leaving Villa Park when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.

Lyden posted an emotional message to fans, thanking everybody at the club who helped him whilst wishing Villa the best in their bid to return to the Premier League.

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