Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to £12m-rated striker speculation
By Amir Mir
Jordan Ayew could set to quit Aston Villa for the Chinese Super League – and fan on Twitter have stated that they would gladly see him leave.
The Sun claim that the £12million-rated striker is attracting the interest of Chinese side Shanghai SIPG who plan to make a swoop for the player.
The 25-year-old is currently on international duty with Ghana, where he is set to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations which starts at the weekend.
It is said the versatile attacker, who had to take a huge pay cut after Villa’s relegation last season, would be tempted by the huge salaries in China as other Super League clubs show interest in the player.
Fans on social media were in agreement that they would be happy to see him leave as they feel he has not contributed much to the Championship campaign.
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Ayew has not scored since the 2-1 win at Reading in October where he netted a late penalty which secured the first win under manager Steve Bruce.
However, supporters feel the Ghana international is overrated and should be sold with the money from his transfer used to buy Tom Cairney.
One fan stated that he would not sell Ayew for under £20 million, while another jokingly said that he wouldn’t even pay £12 for his services.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— The Droyd (@The_Droyd) January 12, 2017
— Devrim Hanson-Aras (@98Devturk) January 12, 2017
I'd take 12 pound for him. He's useless
— Dave M (@davmul5) January 13, 2017
Good! Lazy git #utv
— LH21 (@LH___21) January 12, 2017
He won't be missed, he's so lazy, never hit the mark at Villa
— DRG_7 (@7_DRG_AVFC) January 12, 2017
— Paul Farren (@paulf82) January 12, 2017
ayew in it for the money ??? Never???? looks like he only cares about himself hope he goes to China
— Cj Hendo (@cj_henderson_14) January 12, 2017
Are we only selling players this window?
— ? (@villafan30) January 12, 2017
If Ayew were to leave then his last game for the club would have been a 1-1 draw at Villa Park against promotion-chasing Leeds.
The other Villa attackers Bruce can choose from is Ross McCormack, Gabby Agbonlahor and Jonathan Kodjia – the latter is away on AFCON’s duty.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, the club is close to agreeing terms with this 21-year-old.