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12th Dec, 2016 | 5:43pm

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to speculation Bruce is to complete first signing this month

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa are reportedly set to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on loan – and fans on Twitter don’t understand the logic behind the deal.

The Telegraph claim that manager Steve Bruce is set to make the 23-year-old his first signing and is in line to complete a deal this month before the January window opens.

Villa’s number one shot stopper is Pierluigi Gollini, but the 21-year-old has been coming under some flak from supporters for his performances.

As reports stated that Bruce could replace the young Italian, one fan was pleased with news by stating he would be a fantastic capture.

But others questioned why the Championship side need to sign Johnstone, in particular on a loan deal.

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Supporters on social media believe if Bruce is to sign a keeper then he must purchase one with more experience than Johnstone.

Additionally, one fan did question whether the reported deal to bring Johnstone to Villa Park will turn into a permanent move.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Johnstone is yet to make a senior appearance at Old Trafford, but the former England under-20 international is highly regarded at the Premier League club.

He had a successful loan spell at Preston North End last season when he helped Simon Grayson’s side earn promotion from League One.

Now it seems former Manchester United captain Bruce has gone back to his old roots in order to solve his goalkeeping options.

In other Aston Villa news, this senior player has responded to reports linking him with a January move to Marseille.