After Anwar El Ghazi left Aston Villa for PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Tyrone Mings wished him well on Instagram.
When he scored the vital first goal as Dean Smith’s team defeated Derby County 2-1 at Wembley in 2019, the 27-year-old was a critical contributor to Villa’s success in gaining promotion back to the promised land.
El Ghazi, a Villa icon, became a crucial player for Smith as the Midlands team got used to life in the Premier League again.
El Ghazi, though, was left out of the picture under Steven Gerrard after Smith was fired last season, and he is now starting again at PSV.
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Several players responded in the comments area when El Ghazi expressed his appreciation for Villa and joy at representing the team.
He received “good luck” from John McGinn, “best of luck in the next chapter” from Mile Jedinak, and “all the best brother” from Tyrone Mings.
Villa shouldn’t have have found themselves in the Championship and attempting to scrounge their way back up to the Premier League.
However, since other people put themselves in that situation, players like El Ghazi picked up the pieces and rekindled the club’s enthusiasm and energy.
As a result, the Dutch international gained legendary status, and Villa fans will continue to cherish their memories of him for decades to come.