Aston Villa fans react as 'class' Ligue 1 defender is linked with summer transfer
Aston Villa fans are excited about the prospect of signing Stade de Reims defender, who has been linked with a move to the Birmingham-based club.
The Daily Mail report that Villa, as well as Southampton, are monitoring the Ligue 1 left-back, with Dean Smith likely to sign a new backup to Matt Targett this summer. Sky Sports report that Neil Taylor is highly likely to leave in the coming weeks when his contract with the Villains expires.
As per the Daily Mail report, Konan could be available for as little as £5.1m, with Reims still having an outside chance of finishing in a relegation play-off spot in the Ligue 1 table heading into the final game of the season despite currently sitting in 13th place.
With Taylor leaving this summer, Villa fans were happy about the links to Konan, and some supporters on social media were eager for Dean Smith’s side to bring the Ivorian international to the club in the transfer window as a backup to Targett.
Here’s what some supporters had to say on Twitter about these new links to Konan…
love him wow what a player
— ok🥸 (@EliAVFC) May 18, 2021
Looks a very athletic LB. Seems a good addition if it happens. Just look at how much Targett has improved
— James Boyd (@JamesBoyd147) May 18, 2021
This would be a good signing!!!
— Boycey (@Boycey1259) May 18, 2021
Good, exactly what we need. Cheap decent LB
— Alex #FreeBuendia (@avfc4_alex) May 18, 2021
— MYLO ₉⁹₉ (@mylokieran) May 18, 2021
He is a decent LB
— Hassan Elkhafagi AVFC (@HassanElkhafagi) May 18, 2021
Villa face stern competition from Southampton for Konan. The Saints will also be looking for a left-back, with Ryan Bertrand set to leave the club at the end of this season.
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