Aston Villa fans are reacting on Twitter after their former midfielder Glenn Whelan joined Hearts.
Whelan was one of Aston Villa's most important players in the final stages of last season, and helped them to promotion via the Championship play-offs.
But with his 36th birthday to due arrive midway through the new campaign, the Irishman's deal was not renewed.
A number of English second-tier clubs were linked with moves for Whelan, but reports the former Aston Villa man could continue his career north of the border had intensified in recent weeks.
And after a couple of days without any updates, the Dubliner has finally signed for Hearts on a one-year deal.
This is what those of a Villans persuasion have had to say about the move...
Give him time to appreciate his quality, he’s not just a midfield general, he’s a serious baller also! Don’t just expect his stoke persona to be all that he offers! Good luck Whelo!— Douglas Luiz’s Barnet (@callum_sleezby) August 14, 2019
Class player you’ve got lads, will boss it for you lot.— Seano (@whatseansthinks) August 14, 2019
Good luck Whelo. Treat him well lads, you're getting a great man and a top professional. pic.twitter.com/bQcLjgl4eV— Aimee (@aimee_1874) August 14, 2019
Don’t take our Glenn for granted, boys. The warrior. x— Simon Lines (@simonlines) August 14, 2019
As a Villa season ticket holder I can tell you he played a massive role for us last year. Would have happily had him for another year. Top man, top professional.— Sam Malone (@realsammalone) August 14, 2019
Treat him well lads x— Max Stokes (@villaontour_) August 14, 2019
What a great signing! A man who’ll put his head where some wouldn’t have the balls to put their boot. Good luck, Whelo!!— Declan Pierce (@DecPierce) August 14, 2019
Good luck Whelo. If he picks up where he left us he will be a superb asset.— Scott (@CaptainScott87) August 14, 2019
Was great for Villa, a massive part of why we got promoted when he was playing well. Wish him all the best with Hearts.— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) August 14, 2019
Whelan, who spent two seasons on Aston Villa's books, would reunite with his former Sheffield Wednesday teammate, Steven MacLean, at Hearts.
Despite his Championship spells with Aston Villa and Wednesday, the Republic of Ireland international spent the bulk of his career playing Premier League football for Stoke City.
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