Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Marcus Bettinelli links
A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the Daily Mail claiming that the Villans are one of the sides keen on signing Marcus Bettinelli.
Few goalkeepers in the Premier League boast higher stock right now than Villa’s number one.
Emi Martinez was outstanding during his first campaign at Villa Park. And he followed the season by helping Argentina win the Copa America.
Nevertheless, it would appear that Dean Smith wants more cover for the 28-year-old.
According to the Daily Mail, Villa, along with Arsenal and Chelsea, are keen on Bettinelli. The 29-year-old is a free agent after leaving Fulham.
Bettinelli only boasts a handful of Premier League appearances. But he is a player who played a lot in the second tier. He was also once called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate.
And given that he is available on a free transfer, you can understand why Villa fans are largely in favour of a move.
‘He’s actually quite good’: Aston Villa fans back Bettinelli move
As cover for Martinez and competition for Jed Steer, he could be an extremely shrewd signing.
It may not be the most exciting deal Villa do – if they ultimately win the race – but the fans feel that it could be a good piece of business.
With that in mind, here is how some of the supporters reacted to the links…
He’s actually quite good
— 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗩𝗙𝗖 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗳𝘂𝗹 🦁 (@AVFCFaithful_) July 20, 2021
Third choice keeper, that’s sound
— Tom (@tom_avfc1) July 20, 2021
For free this would be decent back up for Emi and Jed
— MagicMerse (@MerseMagic) July 20, 2021
I think he’d be a good option. We need 2 senior keepers to back up Emi, and the lad was outstanding a couple of years back – sure he even got in the England squad at one point?
— Ant Moss (@Ant_Mossarelli) July 20, 2021
I’d be very, very happy with this
— Sebastian Bacon (@SebastianBacon8) July 20, 2021
Would be a great number 2 as I don’t rate steer at all
— the flying potato (@neilolden) July 20, 2021
As a squad singing , and on a free, this is a very nice deal. #avfc
— Richard Griffiths (@RichGriffiths83) July 20, 2021
Would take that tbf
— Anthony (@AnthonyTaylor_6) July 20, 2021
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