'We need him': Some Aston Villa fans agree on reported transfer decision for 'dependable' returnee
Aston Villa supporters agree that Frederic Guilbert should be a backup option next season for Matty Cash.
Birmingham Live report that the French defender is expected to return to the club next season. Dean Smith is likely to have the 26-year-old right-back compete for the position alongside Cash, who made the role his own last year.
Guilbert was impressive for Strasbourg last season after joining the French club for the second half of the campaign. The defender made 13 appearances for the Ligue 1 side, scoring once and assisting four.
With Ahmed Elmohamady leaving Villa this summer, though, the club need a second right-back. Last season saw Ezri Konsa fill in for Cash when the English defender was unavailable.
However, next season could see Guilbert take this position for the Villains. And fans on social media are eager for the Frenchman to compete for the right-back position at the club alongside Cash.
Here’s what some fans had to say on Twitter about Guilbert remaining with Villa for next season…
Yes we need him !— Tony Holthe (@Tony89405449) June 14, 2021
Happy with that 👍— avfc england 🇬🇧 (@ChrisYo91232240) June 14, 2021
Cash is first choice but we know he can get suspended and picks up injuries. If Fred is willing to fight for his spot he can be a good option. Not sure Smith rates him though.— CJ222 (@BackpostTrez2) June 14, 2021
Great back up for sure. He defends very well only thing is he can be caught up the pitch too much sometimes but that is ok once himself and the rw have a good relationship 😁 definitely a decent back up though— Chris Quain (@chrisquain) June 14, 2021
Yep, and that's what'll happen. Smith did talk about this. 👍— Jimi Villan (@JimiVillan) June 14, 2021
He always struck me as a dependable back-up – worth seeing if he has developed from Strasbourg posting— Troels Lund (@Troels71) June 14, 2021
Guilbert joined Villa in February 2019, however, the defender is yet to make much of an impression on the first-team since his arrival.
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