By Matt Farr
Aston Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini could be leaving the club in January – but fans on Twitter think he should be given more time.
The promising 21-year-old stopper has been linked with a host of clubs, including Italian giants Inter Milan, and Villa boss Steve Bruce is reportedly prepared to let him leave the club next month.
Gollini has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, keeping six clean sheets, but was dropped to the bench for their last clash with QPR on December 18.
His form this season since joining from Hellas Verona has been criticised in the media, but Aston Villa fans seem less than impressed that Gollini could be leaving the club so soon after his arrival.
Here are some of their messages on Twitter:
@CianByNature Judge would be quality. Hogan would be interesting too. Not happy seeing Gollini & Tshibola leaving though…
— Rossa (@rossac25) December 21, 2016
@amc89avfc but it all depends on who we get. Sign Johnston and i wouldnt let Gollini leave.
— Christer (@Chrsmo) December 21, 2016
@Chrsmo Totally with you there…I can’t get my head around us maybe letting Gollini, Gestede and TshIbola go? Madness!
— Aaron (@amc89avfc) December 21, 2016
I swear the man needs a slap. If we lose Gollini, Gestede, Tish and RHM in Jan – we don’t have a plan.
— James Rushton ? (@Jamorushton) December 21, 2016
@TheHolteTweets really don’t want Gollini going
— George (@ProkoAV) December 21, 2016
Don’t understand the rush to move Gollini on. Yes he’s made a few mistakes but who hasn’t?
— Simon Froggatt (@SimonFrograt) December 21, 2016
When he’s no1 for Italy, and playing for a top club winning trophies all the doubters will praise gollini! it’s mad to get rid #AVFC
— therowleyranger (@therowleyranger) December 20, 2016
@therowleyranger ridiculous! Gollini has made the odd mistake but great saves too. At 21, looks like a great prospect. Madness to let him go
— Mr Thompson (@mrthompson81) December 20, 2016
Selling Gollini would be such a huge mistake
— Dave (@Dave_1874) December 20, 2016
Gollini, a signing made by Bruce’s predecessor Roberto Di Matteo, has clearly not done enough to impress the former Hull and Sunderland boss.
He has four years remaining on his contract at Villa Park, but amid the latest reports from Italy, it seems unlikely that he will be seeing out his current deal.
In other Aston Villa news, fans have urged the club to land this Premier League midfielder in January.