Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Lyden is a product of the club’s academy.

Many Aston Villa supporters on Twitter are gutted for their academy player Jordan Lyden after he confirmed that he has left the club.

The 23-year-old posted a message on his personal Instagram account where he shared that he will be leaving Villa after 14 years as he thanked the club and the fans for their support over the years. 

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Last summer, midfielder Lyden was sent out on loan to League Two side Oldham, but he made a return from his six-month spell when the winter transfer window shut. 

During his time in B6, Lyden suffered a number of injuries which derailed his progress into the first team. There were fans on Twitter who picked up on that and felt that the luck was not with him.

Other Villa supporters thanked him for his time at the club and wished him ‘all the best’ in whatever he decides to do in the next chapter of his career. 

Here is a selection of Villa fans on Twitter reacting to Lyden’s departure: 

Overall, Lyden made eight senior appearances for Villa, spread over a number of years, with the most recent coming towards the back end of 2017.

It remains to be seen if he will continue to ply his trade in English football because he was recently playing for Oldham or return to his homeland. 

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