Aston Villa are reportedly interested in Nottingham Forest attacker Joe Lolley – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are split on whether or not he’d make a good signing.
The Midlands giants can now start preparing for the Premier League, after they beat Derby County 2-1 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
According to the Daily Mail, Villa are expected to make a bid for Lolley as they look to prepare their squad for the top flight.
The report details that he is top of the wanted list of manager Dean Smith to take up a spot on the right flank in his team and he could cost around £10million.
Lolley is a boyhood Villa fan and they could now try tempt him in the Premier League next season.
He’s just enjoyed a decent individual campaign with Championship side Forest, where he scored 12 goals and supplied 11 assists in 51 games across all competitions.
The versatile attacker is left-footed and can play on either flank or in a playmaker role.
A selection of Villa fans on social media have reacted differently to the Lolley reports and some don’t feel he’s good enough for the step up, while others would love to see him in claret and blue next season.
Here are some Villa fans discussing the Lolley speculation:
Noooooo… we need players fit for that league , not wannabes
— Richard B (@richbeee) May 28, 2019
I’d rather have Bowen, hull always produce good premier league players
— We’re back (@VillaFa32144151) May 28, 2019
Bring lolley home
— Tom Brown (@TommmBrownnn) May 28, 2019
Good player but is he prem quality? Should we be looking at better….
— Daniel Irvine (@danirvine7) May 28, 2019
Another villa fan ! Always played well against us too
— Darren Jenkins (@Villa51Darren) May 28, 2019
Top of the list of right wingers, or top of the list period? I really hope this isn’t the highest quality of players we’re going after for a prem squad.
— Imre Broce (@ImreBroce) May 28, 2019
Good. This guy will be brilliant for us. Trust me
— Jatinder (@jSG50) May 28, 2019