Dean Smith has wasted no time in sorting out his Aston Villa side after they won promotion to the Premier League on Monday afternoon.
On Thursday, it was confirmed by the Birmingham Mail that Albert Adomah, Alan Hutton and Tommy Elphick would be leaving Aston Villa when their contracts expire at the end of the season.
The Ghanaian has been a member of the Villa side for nearly three years but will not get another chance to play in the Premier League.
He will leave having played a key role in Villa’s return to the Premier League, playing 39 Championship matches in the 2018/19 campaign, including all three play-off clashes.
So, is letting him go the right move from Villa?
“He still has plenty to offer the right club but I don’t know whether that’s in the Premier League now.
“Who Villa look to add to their winger options is going to be intriguing this summer without doubt.”
“Ultimately yes. He has been a good servant to their club during their time in the Championship. But that is what Adomah is, a good Championship player, nothing more.
“He found himself out of the side quite often this season, despite starting the play-off final. The Premier League is a huge step-up in quality and if there’s one area of the squad Villa should be looking to improve, it’s their right flank.
“Adomah will be 32 in December, so the time is right for Villa to let him move on.”
“It is definitely the right move.
“Adomah has been a great servant to Villa and filled a position on the pitch when it was badly needed, doing a very solid job in the process.
“But Villa should be looking forward and if that means giving Green more game time or bringing in a more exciting option then that is what they should do.”