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Glenn Whelan Has Been Released By Aston Villa

He is one of eight players released by the club.

Glenn Whelan has been released by Aston Villa. The Republic of Ireland midfielder joined the Midlands club from Stoke City on a two-year deal in 2017 and went on to make 73 appearances for them, scoring two goals.

Whelan helped Villa earn promotion to the Premier League through the playoffs, but will play no part of their campaign in the top flight next season.

On Saturday afternoon, the club announced that the 35-year-old is one of eight players who will depart Villa Park. Mile Jedinak, Alan Hutton, Tommy Elphick, Albert Adomah, Ritchie De Laet, Mark Bunn and Micah Richards have also been let go. Villa wished them all well in a statement on their website.

Whelan is currently with the Ireland squad as they prepare to play Denmark and Gibraltar in Euro 2020 qualifiers next week. The Dubliner began his career with Manchester City after joining them as a teenager from schoolboy side Cherry Orchard. He signed for Sheffield Wednesday in 2004 before joining Stoke three years later. Whelan went on to play 338 games for the Potters.

Villa fans paid tribute Whelan when news of his release was made public. The midfielder was rated highly by supporters of the club.

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