Birkir Bjarnason could be the latest player to be leaving Aston Villa according to reports from the Express & Star and Icelandic news sources.
Words by Regan Foy (@FindFoy)
According to reports spilling from Birkir Bjarnason’s home country of Iceland, who quote Midlands newspaper the Express & Star as their source, Birkir Bjarnason could be gearing for an exit from Villa Park.
Bjarnason, who is affectionately nicknamed Thor, is linked with a move down south to join Reading before the window closes on Thursday after he was left out of the match-day squad this weekend and was spotted on a train to London on the same day, according to pictures posted to social media.
Birkir Bjarnason, who had made 15 appearances this season and has scored two goals, is said to be joining his compatriot Jón Daði Böðvarsson at Reading who currently sit in the relegation zone.
The midfielder turns 31-years-old in May, and with his first team chances looking to be limited in the future, Dean Smith may be looking to offload the Iceman whilst he is still worth something and begin his plan of revitalising the side with youth.
Aston Villa fans will have fond memories of Birkir’s time in B6, with the most popular possibly being his winding wonder-goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers last season.