Jordan Lyden has revealed on Instagram that his 14 years at Aston Villa have ‘come to an end’ and thanked the club for their support.
The 23-year-old midfielder has suffered a number of injuries over the years which has derailed his progress into the first team.
Here is Lyden confirming on his personal Instagram account of his departure as he sent his appreciation to the club and its supporters.
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Unfortunately my 14 years at Aston Villa has come to an end 😔 Ive had many ups and downs throughout my time here but it’s been a very enjoyable journey 😀 would like to thank every single person involved in the club for helping me grow as a player, a person and also sticking by me through my injuries! I wish Aston Villa the very best in reaching their goal of getting back into the premier league where the club belongs! One door closes…another one opens 👀😀 now time to start a new chapter 👊🏽⚽️
Last summer, the Villa academy product went out on loan to League Two side Oldham [Oldham’s official website] before returning in January after his six-month spell had ended.
When Villa were relegated into the Championship three years ago, many supporters felt that it was the time to blood players like Lyden into the team, but that didn’t materialise.
During his time in B6, Lyden made eight senior appearances for Villa, most recently during the end of 2017 when Steve Bruce was in charge [transfermarkt]
Nonetheless, the Australian-born player will leave the club with his head held high after representing Villa for a number of years, both when they were in the Premier League and in the second tier.
It remains to be seen if Lyden will continue playing in England because he has now built up some contacts with lower league clubs following his loan spells.