Aston Villa terminate Orjan Nyland's contract leaving fans stunned as keeper posts classy goodbye message

ASTON VILLA fans were left stunned after the club terminated goalkeeper Orjan Nyland's contract.

But the Norwegian stayed classy and posted an emotional farewell message on social media.

The Villans announced they had cancelled the 30-year-old's deal by mutual consent on Monday night despite him having one year left to run.

With Emi Martinez's recent arrival from Arsenal and Tom Heaton's return from injury, Nyland has slipped down the pecking order at Villa Park.

But he is clearly not bitter about the situation and took to Instagram to post an emotional goodbye message.

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Alongside a picture of him playing for Dean Smith's side, he wrote: "I would like to thank Aston Villa for fulfilling my boyhood dream of playing in the Premier League.

"Together we have shared great memories I will remember for the rest of my life, helping the club back to the where it belongs, staying up and a cup final at Wembley.

"A special mention to all the supporters for the amazing support throughout my time here.

"Best of luck for the rest of the season @avfcofficial.

"Yours, Ny 💜."

I would like to thank Aston Villa for fulfilling my boyhood dream of playing in the Premier League. Together we have shared great memories I will remember for the rest of my life, helping the club back to the where it belongs, staying up and a cup final at Wembley. A special mention to all the supporters for the amazing support throughout my time here. Best of luck for the rest of the season @avfcofficialYours, Ny 💜

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And fans were quick to tweet their confusion at the decision to axe a player who played 15 times in all competitions last season.

Ellis wrote: "Jeez, I'm a little surprised by this. All the best."

Another added: "Certainly didn’t see that coming.

"This will go down as a strange one, especially after his heroics in the Carabao Cup last season which Orjan, unfortunately, couldn’t replicate in the Prem.

"Top class saving, albeit dodgy and mistake-prone.

"Best of luck."

And Alisha simply said: "How have we got rid of Nyland before Lansbury and Kalinic?"

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