'What a sight that would be', 'Why': Some Aston Villa fans react to links with PL rival's top goalscorer
A number of Aston Villa fans have commented on reports from the Daily Mirror claiming that Burnley striker Chris Wood is a transfer target for the Villans this summer.
Villa have already made the first major statement of the window. Of course, it was the Villans who landed Emi Buendia from Norwich City.
And it is little surprise that some of their focus has now switched to signing a new striker.
According to the Daily Mirror, Dean Smith’s side are battling West Ham and Everton for Wood.
The 29-year-old scored 12 goals in the Premier League this past season. He continued his superb run of reaching double figures in each of the years he has spent in the top flight with the Clarets.
Burnley are not planning to let Wood leave on the cheap. According to the Mirror, they want over £25 million for him.
And that price is seemingly putting a lot of Villa fans off a potential switch.
‘Wouldn’t be a sensible investment’: Aston Villa fans divided over reported striker transfer target
They have also been linked with Tammy Abraham this summer. And some have suggested that he would be a better addition.
Others have insisted that they would be happy to have Wood join. He would certainly give Smith the option to change things up if he arrived to rival Ollie Watkins.
Here is how some of the Villa fans have reacted to the links…
As a plan B. Yes
— Grant Thomas 🇮🇨🦁 (@Gtlanza1983) June 8, 2021
Good at what he does. Would offer something different to Ollie off the bench if we were behind and chasing a goal. But he’s 29 and wouldn’t be cheap due to his importance to Burnley. Wouldn’t be a sensible investment for me.
— Eddie 🦁 (@AlwaystheVillan) June 8, 2021
I can’t see this at all, we’ve got players that like to play on the deck with fast incisive passing ie Buendia, Grealish etc why would we sign a player like this & he defo wouldn’t want to sit on our bench.
— Villa life (@stephenpage8) June 8, 2021
The Kiwi Kane. All for it.
— Adam Curry (@adamcurry76) June 8, 2021
I’d rather have Tammy Abraham
— nathan cooper (@nathanc48312971) June 8, 2021
Chris Wood is underrated.
I see him as a really effective focal point centre forward.
We could do worse as back up to Watkins.
— Oliver Hawthorn (@AVFCOliver) June 7, 2021
Imagine Chris wood in a villa shirt thumping in headers from corners 😭
What a sight that would be pic.twitter.com/MFdemsQ7pg
— DG 🥲⚽️ (@DG_Avfc) June 7, 2021
Can’t see why villa would want to sign Chris wood surely we are looking at better quality than that
— David Cave (@davecave8) June 7, 2021
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