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Aston Villa fans react as club linked with move for James McCarthy

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Aston Villa fans react as club linked with move for James McCarthy

Aston Villa fans have been giving their takes on reports linking the club with a move for Crystal Palace star James McCarthy.

The Daily Mail claimed over the weekend that the Midlands club are lining up a £5 million move for the midfielder, who was practically an ever-present for the Eagles in 2019/20.

The 29-year-old joined Palace in the summer of 2019 from Everton after struggling to re-establish himself for the Toffees after his horrific leg break in January 2018.

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The Republic of Ireland international has seemingly emerged as a transfer target for Dean Smith, whose side preserved their Premier League status on the final day with a 1-1 draw with West Ham United.

The Mail say Villa will take a more relaxed approach to their policy on signing players over the age of 28, with McCarthy someone who can come in and provide experience.

The player has a year remaining on his contract, meaning there could be slight pressure on Palace to retain him for 2020/21 if they so desired.

Villa would like to hope that any deal for McCarthy would prove more successful than the loan move for Danny Drinkwater.

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The Chelsea man struggled to make much of an impact after joining in January, and is unlikely to return to Villa Park for a second stint.

On the whole, Villa fans on social media see the idea of signing McCarthy as relatively low-risk:

 
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