Villa duo's farewell admission
Emile Heskey and Carlos Cuellar have both confirmed that they are set to depart Aston Villa when their contracts expire this summer.
Veteran former England international striker, Heskey, will see his three-and-a-half year deal at Villa Park come to a conclusion following the final game of the season at Norwich this weekend. And he confirmed that there have been no talks over a new contract so he will be free to leave for pastures new, but would prefer to continue playing at the highest level. Heskey said: "I've enjoyed my spell at Villa. We got to the Carling Cup final, and an FA Cup semi-final. It gave me the chance at Wembley again so I can't complain. "But there are no contract talks with Villa so I will be looking elsewhere. "I haven't got a club (lined up) to be honest. Obviously my contract is up so I just take it day by day and see what crops up. "But I want to carry on playing. I'm 34. I still feel I can play so I don't see why I need to retire just now. "I still want to play at Premier League level. From when I started, I always said I wanted to play at the highest level wherever that might be. You always strive for that." Meanwhile, 30-year-old Spanish defender, Cuellar, who moved from Rangers to Villa Park for £7.8million in August 2008, also admitted that his days are numbered at the club. He tweeted: "(I'm) very happy because after my last match at Villa Park (against Tottenham) the team will stay one more year where it has to be. "Thank you all for your support in good and the bad moments all these years!"