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15th Jan, 2017 | 9:37pm

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to speculation Bruce to sell attacking big hitters

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa will reportedly try to sell senior duo Ross McCormack and Jordan Ayew – and fans on Twitter would be happy to seem them leave.

Sunday’s paper edition of the Sun (page 59) claims that the attacking big hitters will be offloaded by manager Steve Bruce to fund moves for James Bree and Jordan Rhodes.

The report claims Villa have been quoted a fee of £12million to sign Middlesbrough striker Rhodes, while £4million will see Barnsley right-back Bree put pen to paper at Villa.

Ayew is currently away on international duty with Ghana where he is taking part in the African Cup of Nations which started on Saturday.

Meanwhile, McCormack has started the last two Championship games for Bruce’s side but has failed to find the back of the net as he has only scored three league goals this season.

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Equally, Ayew has netted on only two occasions, last scoring in October via the penalty spot when Villa picked up a late win at Reading.

Fans on social media slammed the club on how bad their signings have been with Ayew and McCormack being brought for a combined £22million.

Ayew joined the club from Lorient during the summer of 2015 for £10million when Villa were a Premier League side, while McCormack was purchased for £12million last summer.

Overall, supporters were happy to see them leave as long as other signings were made and striker Gabby Agbonlahor was also sold.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In other Aston Villa transfer news, Steve Bruce is to continue his massive shake-up as they have turned their attention to this Premier League midfielder.

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