By Amir Mir
Aston Villa have completed the signing of Hellas Verona goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a four-year-deal – and fans on Twitter hope that it marks the end of Brad Guzan.
The Italy under-20 international will now compete for the number 1 jersey with Guzan and Mark Bunn, both of whom struggled to cement a regular spot last season as they conceded 76 goals in a wretched campaign which led to the clubs relegation to the second tier.
There were many Villa fans who were signalling the end of the American stopper with comments such ‘Bye, Bye Guzan’ and others hoping for the sale of Villa’s number 1 keeper after Gollini’s signing.
One Villa supporter stated that the youngster was the best and most promising keeper in Italy which will please the fans as they hope Gollini can stop the rut of continuous goalkeeping mistakes.
The 21-year-old will now join up with his new teammates for a pre-season tour in Austria and the Villa fans gave their best wishes to the Italian as he prepares for life at Villa Park.
Here are there reactions on Twitter:
— Pete Street (@pstreet74) 8 July 2016
— hayd (@haaydq) 8 July 2016
— Gurps Jandu (@GurpsJandu) 8 July 2016
— Nick (@NickRedV) 8 July 2016
— reegan (@ReeganAvFc) 8 July 2016
— Luke Barber (@LukeBarber87) 8 July 2016
— ❤️⭐️Aston Villa ⭐️❤️ (@CochraneLiam) 8 July 2016
— Dayyaan Edries ديان (@edries_dayyaan) 8 July 2016