Agathe leaves Villa after failing to impress

January 11, 2007

Aston Villa have parted company with midfielder Didier Agathe.

Agathe, who had played for Villa manager Martin O'Neill at Celtic, was signed on a short-term contract in September - after impressing during an initial trial period.

But the 31-year-old was restricted to just six appearances as a substitute - the last of which was in the goalless draw at Wigan on November 19.

Villa have decided not to extend the contract of the Frenchman, who had a trial period at Blackburn earlier in the summer.