After helping Aston Villa to promotion, Albert Adomah will leave the club after his contract expires on the summer. This was expected news and comes as no real surprise.
Understand Albert Adomah won’t be offered a new contract after talks with Dean Smith today. #avfc— villareport (@villareport) May 30, 2019
However, that doesn't mean that Albert leaves without our best wishes.
The winger was Villa's top scorer in the march to the 2018 playoff final under Steve Bruce - proving to be an able finisher, a charismatic icon and a fantastic team player. His partnership with Jonathan Kodjia fashioned goals, while his chemistry with Ahmed Elmohamady was a key part of Villa's promotion campaign at the final stage.
While this season likely hasn't matched Adomah's expectations in personal targets, there can be no ignoring the impact he has had on Aston Villa ever since the club were relegated.
Adomah joined the Villa from Middlesbrough in 2016 under Roberto Di Matteo and has been a key player ever since - despite falling out of favour on the odd occasion and having to fight his way back into the team. It's admirable, really.
Adomah always played with a smile on his face, his goals and especially his dancing wont be forgotten. In his own right he's an iconic Villa player and one that helped them seal the deal and get promoted to the Premier League.
We can only hope he has as much fun at his next club as he seemed to have at Villa. I certainly took to him, and I hope you'll join me in wishing him the best.
Thank you, Albert!