Some Aston Villa fans have suggested keeping Mile Jedinak at the club on reduced terms, while others feel it is time for him to go.
Jedinak suggested to AU News yesterday that he would like to stay at Villa, after helping them gain promotion back to the Premier League.
He said: “I haven’t spoken to anyone about next season but it would be awesome to have that [Premier League] experience again.”
And although many Villa fans have some concerns over his current wage, which stands at £50,000-a-week (Daily Mirror), they feel that he has earned an extension. Others, though, are less sentimental and believe that they can do better now.
Yes agreed! We all love Hutton, Jedinak and Whelan but they’ve got to be the first to go— Conradreturns (@Conradreturns1) May 28, 2019
Time to say thank you and goodbye to Jedinak, Whelan, Adomah Taylor etc even Jed steer who's been brilliant— Patrick (@thevillaaa) May 28, 2019
Glenn Whelan, Tommy Elphick, Albert Adomah, Mile Jedinak and Alan Hutton contracts all due to expire. Thank you for your services, I would happily part way with them all. Not good enough for the prem— Aston Villa Blog (@AVFC_Blog) May 28, 2019
We succeeded because of he injection of pace at CB when compared to last year. We need to do the same at CDM. Difficult decisions have to be made to progress, we have to get younger in those positions— richard (@richard00761191) May 28, 2019
Great player but for his age, would keep him as a backup if he took a wage cut.— Gareth (@GarethAVL) May 28, 2019
Deserves it for me; if anything just as a great rotation choice— Ollie Cooper (@ollie208) May 28, 2019
Good squad player tbh, but, it'll depend on what we bring in and how much he is on.— Andy THKF (@Andy_BITW) May 28, 2019
If he was willing to take a substantial pay cut, I think as a squad player and his leadership mentality in the dressing room, it’d be worth it. The blokes an absolute warrior.— Mr Thompson (@mrthompson81) May 28, 2019
Big wage cut and he can stay. Same with Whelan too imo. They deserve a chance after helping us get here. One more season for Hutton too, as back up to Guilbert— Caius Hall (@CaiusHall) May 29, 2019
I'd have him around still, wouldn't play every week but certainly a tank to call up on when needed with lots of Premier league experience UTV— Ol (@Leacheyyy) May 28, 2019
I`d love him to stay— Sharon Swinnerton (@shazzle_39) May 28, 2019
Since Dean Smith has arrived Jedinak has only been used sparingly by Villa.
However, he has been a brilliant professional, and covered both both centre-back and in central midfield over the past campaign.
Jedinak also scored a penalty for Villa, as they beat West Bromwich Albion to reach the play off final.
If Jedinak isn’t kept on by Smith it would suggest that Villa are planning to sign at least one new central midfielder in the summer.
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