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.
If we sign Amadou Diawara from Bologna I may pass out #avfc
— Darth Grumble (@DARTHGRUMBLE) August 15, 2016
— ogeedj (@ogee1968) August 15, 2016
— Fran O’Connor (@franoconnor28) 14 August 2016
If we sign this Diawara bloke I will deactivate my account #avfc
— Andy B (@scruffysausage) August 10, 2016
— olly (@OllyWootton) August 10, 2016
— COSSY AVFC⚽️ (@MartinCoss) August 14, 2016
#AVFC – If we sign Diawara we've got a talent on our hands.
— Ashley Banner (@Ashley_Banner) August 14, 2016
Rumours of Jedinak and Diawara and all I can think of is “please let Jedinak be true”. Unlike most others, never heard of Diawara #avfc
— Atif (@atif21) August 14, 2016
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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