Date: 29th August 2018 at 5:56am
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A section of Aston Villa have taken to Twitter to fume after Steve Bruce revealed Andre Green is set to join Portsmouth on loan.

Speaking at his media conference in the wake of the club’s Cup elimination on Tuesday night, the Villa boss revealed he had given the green light for the winger, 20, to head out initially until January but with a view to a season-long switch.

“I’ve decided to let him go and get some games under his belt,” Bruce said, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail. “After signing the recent (wingers) it will benefit him.

“I hope he goes and becomes a big success. We will then see how he is in January.”

Bruce’s decision to offload the academy product has not gone down well with a significant section of Villa supporters.

This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets below.


Clearly, Green is a popular figure among the Villa faithful after graduating from the club’s academy to make a decent impression for the first team. Supporters always put great store in young players with genuine connections to the club. Hence, the delight when Villa fended off Tottenham to hold on to Jack Grealish earlier this month. But, in truth, it is the correct decision from the manager, despite the anger chronicled below. Green has great potential as a wide forward but has scored just one goal from 31 Villa appearances, and not yet supplied an assist. He has fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of proven wing duo Anwar and Yannick Bolasie, both of whom could make a huge impact this season. Green is better off at a League One club where he can play regularly and develop his game. He can then come back to Villa as a more rounded player with experience under his belt.