Gabby Agbonlahor has stated that his “love” and “passion” for Aston Villa will never change after a number of turbulent seasons for the club.
The 30-year-old has come under huge criticism in recent times from supporters, particularly for the manner in which he performed during Villa’s relegation to the Championship in 2016.
Agbonlahor netted only once during that humiliating campaign added with the fact that he was put on a fitness regime programme 30 matches into the season.
During the recently concluded campaign, Agbonlahor was brought back from the cold when Steve Bruce took charge of proceedings in October.
Despite failing to help the club earn promotion, Agbonlahor wants Villa to start making a positive push-up the ladder rather than continually sliding into oblivion.
“It’s been a crazy twelve seasons with highs and lows,” Agbonlahor wrote on his personal Instagram account. “But my love and passion for this great club will always be the same. Time for more highs.”
Boyhood Villa supporter Agbonlahor has come through the ranks at the club and he made his Premier League debut in 2006, scoring during a defeat against Everton.
Villa will enter the forthcoming campaign with huge pressures on their shoulders because they are one of the favourites to earn promotion.
They finished in the bottom half last season after struggling to perform on the road, winning only one match under Roberto Di Matteo added with their poor form in January and February.
Agbonlahor found the back of the net on only occasion and that was a winning goal against bitter rivals Birmingham City.