Premier League bound Villa announced that McCormack is to leave the club after signing a variation agreement.
The 32-year-old made only 24 appearances for Villa since joining the club in a £12m move from Fulham in 2016 and scored just three times in 20 league appearances (BBC Sport).
McCormack was sent out on loan to four different clubs during his three years at Villa Park and has not featured for their first team since playing in a League Cup game in September 2017.
The forward still had 12 months remaining on his contract and reportedly stood to receive a wage increase following Villa's promotion to the Premier League but an agreement was reached for him to join another club on a free transfer this summer.
Villa confirmed McCormack's departure with a short statement on Monday which read: "Aston Villa can confirm Ross McCormack is to leave the club after signing a variation agreement. The club would like to wish Ross well for the future."
The news was met with pretty much universal acclaim by the Villa faithful, little surprise given McCormack's largely fruitless stint at the club, and some took to Twitter to voice their thoughts:
Can we get a parade to celebrate getting rid of Ross McCormack?— James (@JPainter_) 3 June 2019
This club really isn't messing around!— Sam (@SamPennells) 3 June 2019
Thanks Ross...dont let the gate hit you on your way out— Pramit (@pramit177) 3 June 2019
Finally— Rob x (@Robert__AV) 3 June 2019
SWEEEET CAROLIIIINEEEEEE!!!— Proud To Be Villa (@Reuben_AVFC) 3 June 2019
McCormack and Richards gone within days of each other? Christmas has come early— Andrew Maddox (@MaddoxAVFC) 3 June 2019
I think, as a mark of gratitude and respect to Ross for his three years of service to the club, all fans should hold a minutes flatulence at the first home game of the new season #avfc— Anthony Jacobs (@Ant1987) 3 June 2019
Villa have now released nine players since they won promotion to the Premier League with victory over Derby in last week's Championship playoff final.
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