A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from TEAMtalk this week claiming that Villans want Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Dean Smith’s side still have an opportunity to achieve something special this term. They have fallen away in recent weeks, but they are 11 points off the top four with at least one game in hand over every side above them.
It looks set to be a crucial summer as Villa look to build on their impressive campaign. And it appears that one of the players they have on their radar is Loftus-Cheek.
According to TEAMtalk, Villa and Crystal Palace lead the race to sign the 25-year-old. It is claimed that Chelsea are open to selling the midfielder permanently.
Loftus-Cheek – who earns £150,000-a-week, according to The Telegraph – has made 27 Premier League appearances for Fulham this year. He has however, only scored once and is yet to provide an assist.
Nevertheless, it does appear that some Villa fans would like to see Loftus-Cheek join this summer.
Admittedly, some have major reservations. Obviously, Villa have not had the best luck when signing players from Chelsea in the last couple of years. And there is a feeling amongst some that Loftus-Cheek is not the player he once threatened to be.
But others believe that he could be an excellent signing as Villa look to take another step in the right direction next season.
With that in mind, here is how some of the fans have reacted to the links…
Loftus-Cheek and Tammy this summer would be decent business. #AVFC
— Michael O’Donnell (@MichaelODonnel1) April 17, 2021
I hope we can get him. He would link up great with Grealish.
— Sack Race Specialist (@SackRaceSpecial) April 18, 2021
Sorry but a better level of player needs to be brought in , no offence but type of player we needed a year ago or so …..but not the type we need to gate crash top 6 next season!!!!!
— Mark Paul (@MarkPau86473828) April 18, 2021
— Dale (@BOOMBEEF) April 17, 2021
I’ve been impressed with RLC this year. Certainly would improve our side IMO. Strong, good dribbler and can only get better.
— Darren L Nippers (@Dln230470L) April 17, 2021
He’s decent but idk why we’d go for him instead of someone like Bissouma
— Tom (@avfctom_) April 17, 2021
Much better options elsewhere, even better options within that team
— ameer (@wobblydubs) April 17, 2021
Perfect signing personally, I’d sign him and pay whatever utd and lingard want as well!
— Paul Holmes3 (@PHolmes89) April 17, 2021
Would have to be cheap for me, he’s got talent but has only really had one good season in his career. Hardly been a stand out for Fulham.
— Scott (@CaptainScott87) April 17, 2021
This would be a great signing. We lack a big powerful cm. I think he would recapture his form from Chelsea a few years back
— G (@HGatchy02) April 17, 2021