Aston Villa transfer: Some Southampton fans react as report claims Villans want their £65k-a-week star
A number of Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to react to reports from The Telegraph concerning the future of Oriol Romeu and potential transfer interest from Aston Villa.
Saints supporters are already starting to become used to seeing their players linked with a potential Villa Park switch this summer.
Villa’s interest in James Ward-Prowse came to light earlier in the window. Understandably, reports swiftly suggested that the Saints would have no interest in selling their skipper.
And of course, the two clubs did business a couple of years ago when the Villans landed Matt Targett.
It seems that they would now like one of the left-back’s old teammates to make the same move this summer.
According to The Telegraph, they are admirers of Romeu. However, it is noted that Villa are not optimistic about their chances of signing the 29-year-old.
Several of the Saints fans have insisted that they cannot see any way Romeu makes the move this summer.
‘Think they are Liverpool’: Southampton fans react to Aston Villa eyeing midfielder in transfer window
They have also joked that Villa are looking to take the place of Liverpool by going after a number of their best players.
But it is clear that they are serious when they implore Southampton to not consider letting the Catalonian – who earns £65,000-a-week – leave.
With that in mind, here is how some of the fans have reacted to the links…
Do they think they are Liverpool? I can’t see why anyone from Saints who is a regular starter thinking that going to Villa is a step up. Certainly not Romeu or Ward Prowse.
— Alan Weaver (@AlanWeaver17) June 23, 2021
Aston villa think they are Liverpool 😂 😂 😂 😂
— Geoff White (@altoniansaint) June 22, 2021
Imo we are a much better side with Romeu in the team. With the current crop of players his pairing with JWP releases Armstrong to play on a more attacking role. JWP, Romeu and Armstrong are the basis of our team and need to be kept by the club.
— Dan Fox (@bfgfox) June 23, 2021
How dare they! Go away and buy Brighton players or anyone else!
— Eddie Small (@AdgeSmall) June 23, 2021
Villa trying to become the new liverpool trying to get all our players
— Darren (@Razz3d88) June 22, 2021
Slowly working their way to lemina https://t.co/ZjJ3j0LMVV
— Hasenhüttl 🐐 (@RahilMajid) June 23, 2021
Smallbone and Jankewitz next https://t.co/kTljwxxJJq
— Isaac🇮🇪🏴 (@IsaacPollard12) June 23, 2021
Romeu is extremely important at this stage still so I would not be interested in selling him. But if we were still in the race for Gilmour, and increased our interest in the likes of RLC and AMN both, along with some younger, athletic CM links, I wouldn’t mind the sale. #SaintsFC
— Himi (@Ingsanity) June 23, 2021
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