The Ghana international dazzled in 2017/18 as Villa reached the play-off final, scoring 15 goals and supplying seven assists in 44 appearances across all competitions for the West Midlands club.
However things could not be more different for Adomah now as he is struggling to even start a game, with Steve Bruce naming him in his starting line-up on just five occasions in the Championship this season.
Bruce has now gone and Smith sits in the Villa Park hotseat alongside new sporting director Javier Garica Pitarch knowing full well that they both have work to do ahead of the January transfer window in deciding who they want to bring in and who they want to get rid of.
Adomah, unfortunately for him, falls into the category of someone who must be offloaded by the Villains.
The 30-year-old’s performances have been woeful in the last few months and given the fact that Smith will have the likes of Yannick Bolasie and Anwar El Ghazi to play over him in his position, the Ghanaian may as well be placed on the transfer list.
Most Aston Villa fans will probably be behind that idea as well with Adomah’s performances regularly irking them as they know he can play much better.
The ex-Middlesbrough winger should fetch a decent price based on his performances last season, but getting rid of him should still be a priority so that Smith can rebuild this squad of underperformers in the winter.