Björn Engels was one of the players who arrived at Aston Villa last summer as Dean Smith’s side signed him from Reims.
The centre-back featured regularly for the Premier League side until the start of November. He has been in and out of the squad since then and made only four starts since the last international break of 2019.
Engels appeared as a guest on Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad’s Sjotcast and one of the topics he discussed was his time at Club Brugge.
The 25-year-old came up through the ranks of the Jupiler Pro League side’s academy before making his way into their first team. After spending five seasons with Club Brugge, he moved to Olympiacos in 2017.
Engels has admitted that he would like to return to Club Brugge at some point in his career.
“You can say that I left [Club Brugge through] the back door. I still think that’s a pity. I always got on well with the supporters and I still feel that my Club Brugge story is not over,” the Villa player said.
“I certainly do not rule out a return at the end of my career. My life, that of my family, is largely in Belgium. It would be the logical step.”
Engels’ contract at Villa Park lasts until 2024 and Het Nieuwsblad states he is now fulfilling his dream of playing in the Premier League.