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Aston Villa fans react as club reportedly battling Sheffield United for Croatian striker

RCD Mallorca v Granada CF  - La Liga
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Aston Villa fans react as club reportedly battling Sheffield United for Croatian striker

Aston Villa and Sheffield United have reportedly made enquiries to sign Real Mallorca striker Ante Budimir this summer after a stunning 2019-20 campaign in the top tier of Spanish football – and Villa fans have responded on Twitter.

Budimir, 29, had been somewhat of a journeyman until he joined Mallorca on loan in January 2019 before completing a permanent move. He has since scored 19 goals in 57 games – 13 of which came in last season’s La Liga despite relegation.

Now, Spanish newspaper Marca have claimed that both Aston Villa and Sheffield United have made enquiries to sign Budimir – a player that was called-up by Croatia last term as he regularly scored in La Liga.

Mallorca v Rayo Vallecano - La Liga SmartBank

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They have been told to spend £13.5million to sign Budimir, a figure which has put Villarreal off. But Villa and Sheffield United remain interested in Budimir despite being quoted the eight-figure fee, with Villa set to offload Mbwana Samatta.

The Villans also boast Wesley as he continues his comeback from a long-term knee injury and new signing Wesley. Borja Baston only joined the club on a six-month deal in January, and has since joined Spanish outfit Leganes.

Villa supporters have responded on Twitter to the reported news that they could raid relegated Spanish side Mallorca for Budimir, and some believe he would be a good addition to add depth to Dean Smith’s side.

 

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