By Amir Mir

Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara- and fans were left surprised with Roberto Di Matteo’s latest transfer move.

Italian newspaper Tutto Sport claim that Villa have agreed personal terms with the 19-year-old after tabling a £14.5million bid for his services.

Supporters were full of praise for their manager, who they believe is beginning to mould a top squad for the Championship season.

Despite Diawara’s relative young age, some fans were delighted that they were winning the race for a talented youngster.

However, others did confess that they have not heard of his name before as Villa are prepared to break the Championship transfer record with his reported £14.5 million signing.

The Midlands club previously signed striker Ross McCormack for £12 million, with midfielder Mile Jedinak set to make a move within the next few days which has left fans beginning to believe again.

Here are the fans reaction on Twitter.

Diawara signed for Bologna last summer and went on to make 34 appearances for the club as Roberto Donadoni’s side finished a respectable 14th last season.

The Guinea-born midfielder, who is known for his energetic style, attempted 1626 passes last term making him the youngest player in the top five European leagues to attempt 1000+ passes.

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