Retired striker Gabby Agbonlahor has said in an Instagram comment that Bristol City’s Andreas Weimann should return to Aston Villa.

Weimann started his career in his native Austria in the youth sides of Stadleu and Rapid Wien before heading to Birmingham to sign for Aston Villa. He would go on to break through into the first team and was well-liked by the fanbase for his level of performance in the 113 league appearances he made for them. However, his time at Villa Park came to an end in 2015 when he signed for Derby County.

Now the Austrian international striker plays for Bristol City where he had been very impressive before the season was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. He had already scored nine goals this season as the Robins challenged for a place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs and was well on his way to beating his previous season’s tally of 11 goals, the highest he has ever got in his career.

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Like the rest of the league, Weimann returned to training on Monday ahead of a potential resumption of the season in June. He posted a picture of him at training on Instagram. It was in the comments where Agbonlahor, who played alongside Weimann at Aston Villa after coming through the academy himself, told him that he should return to the Villains.

Agbonlahor said: “Some player Andy, come back to Villa,”

This of course is a just a plea from a retired player but now that the idea is in the mind of some fans, there might be a push for it to happen. This would increase if Aston Villa were to be relegated this season.

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What should Andreas Weimann do?

Stay at Bristol City V

Move to Aston Villa