Aston Villa: Brett Holman leaves for Dubai club Al Nasr

Midfielder Brett Holman has left Aston Villa by mutual consent  and has joined Dubai club Al Nasr.

The Australia international, 29, joined Villa last summer on a free transfer after his contract expired at Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.

Holman, who started 16 league games for Villa, helped Australia seal a place at the 2014 World Cup after a 1-0 win over Iraq on 18 June.

He made a total of 27 league appearances for Villa, scoring in the 1-1 draw over Queens Park Rangers on 1 December.

Holman also found the net in the 4-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final win at Norwich on 11 December.