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'Smith is playing with fire': Some Villa fans question coach's decision on 2019 summer signing

Dean Smith has reportedly made the decision to retain Wesley Moraes at Aston Villa ahead of next season.

According to the Athletic, the Midlands manager is eager to use the Brazilian striker as a backup for Ollie Watkins.

Wesley only returned to first-team football at the end of last season after a 15-month spell out on the sidelines with a knee injury.

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The striker unimpressed supporters in pre-season, though, after Wesley was sent off in Villa’s 2-0 friendly loss against Stoke City.

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Indeed, the striker could be a suitable backup for Watkins next season. The attacker proved with Club Brugge that he can be a proven goalscorer. And with the likes of Jack Grealish and Emi Buendia around him, Wesley will find chances to score.

However, supporters on social media are keen on the idea of Wesley remaining with the club next season.

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Whilst the Brazilian is still just 24-years-old, there is a chance that it will take a while for the attacker to fully recover from his serious injury.

Here’s what some Villa fans had to say on Twitter about Smith’s decision on Wesley on Twitter…

Villa have been rumoured with a move for former loan signing Tammy Abraham, who looks set to leave Chelsea this summer

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