Aston Villa Striker Sutton Retires
Aston Villa striker Chris Sutton has decided to retire from football due to an eye injury that he has been unable to recover from.
Sutton, who joined Villa last season as a free agent and scored the winner against Everton, picked up an eye problem related to a concussion that he received in the match against Manchester United in December.
Following a lengthy decision process, the former Birmingham City, Celtic and Chelsea striker has now decided to end a career that started with Norwich City in 1991.
Sutton's agent Tony Gill said: 'I spoke to Chris on Wednesday and, given the eye problem, he has decided to retire.'
'If Chris had declared that his eye was OK he would probably have got another year at Villa...'
'...but he decided that he could not do himself justice with the eye injury - and more importantly he has taken into account the effects it might have on his future life.'
Vital Villa would like to thank Chris Sutton for his time at Villa, and wishes him all the best in the future!