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:
gabby should be just given away instead
— Seaniobean (@seaniobean1) January 15, 2017
@AVFCTransTweet this would resolve a lot of villas problems……
— Cliff AVFC (@CliffRoberts1) January 15, 2017
£8 mil for Ayew or £4 mil but you have to take Gabby as well!!
— Steve Simkins (@stevejsimkins) January 15, 2017
surely no strikers will leave until we have purchased some new ones
— Daniel Claude pierre (@massidt) January 15, 2017
better who up then, time is running out!!!!!!
— Ian clarke (@clarke67_ian) January 15, 2017
What everyone seems to miss when they say Ayew is replaceable is just how bad our signings have been the last few years…#avfc
— James Quigley (@JamesQ1986) January 15, 2017
Proves how bad our signings are, most are out on loan, nobody will buy the wasters
— Brett Griffiths (@X7JBG) January 15, 2017
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.