Out of contract Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor could consider the option of moving to the United States this summer, although no decision has yet been made by the player on his immediate future.

The 31-year-old Birmingham born forward has spent well over a decade in Villa’s senior squad but will leave the club on 30 June when his current contract expires.

Birmingham Live have reported that Agbonlahor is yet to make a decision on his future, although he may have several offers on the table from clubs currently competing in America’s Major League Soccer (MLS).

The striker made his first team debut for Villa way back in March 2006 in an English Premier League fixture against Everton at Goodison Park. Agbonlahor became an instant hit for Villa after netting their only goal of the game, although they lost 4-1.

Since graduating from the club’s academy system, Agbonlahor has gone on to make 391 appearances for Villa in which he has bagged 86 goals.

A controversial shisha pipe incident in April 2016 temporarily damaged Agbonlahor’s relationship with Villa but new manager Steve Bruce offered the player a chance to rebuild his reputation at Villa Park. Despite not being a first team regular since the incident, Agbonlahor has displayed a positive attitude for his club and his new boss.

Agbonlahor leaves Villa as a club legend and while he did not win significant silverware with the club, his committed and somewhat colourful style of play will always be remembered by the club’s fans.

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