Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to confirmed Gardner loan deal
By Amir Mir
Craig Gardner has completed a loan move from West Brom to Birmingham – and Aston Villa fans on Twitter believe his brother Gary is a better player.
Birmingham City confirmed on their official website that the 30-year-old midfielder has initially joined on loan until the end of the season and then the deal will become permanent on a three-year deal.
Gardner came through the ranks at Villa and then made a move to St Andrews in 2010 with his brother also on the books at the Midlands giants.
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) January 11, 2017
Villa fans on Twitter slated their own player Gary Gardner but stated that he is still better than the Blues new signing.
While another supporter believes the on-loan Baggies player joining Birmingham makes things spicy.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@lew1875 hehe spicy!
— Bob Warman ❤️ Villa (@SupportAVFC) January 11, 2017
— Dan Walford (@DWalford1990) January 11, 2017
Scenes when Nathan Baker snaps Craig Gardner's metatarsal at Villa Park
— lew (@lew_clamp) January 11, 2017
Craig Gardner > Gary Gardner
— Andrew Stone (@andrewstone85) January 11, 2017
Blues fans getting hyped over Gardner, forgetting his better little brother banged past them earlier this season ???????? #avfc
— Stefan (@EvansOfficial97) January 11, 2017
Villa have already played their second city rivals this season when Gardner’s header helped Steve Bruce’s side secure a point away from home.
They will next play on the April 23 at Villa Park where both brothers could compete in the middle of the park for their respective sides.
In the Championship, Bruce’s men are above Gianfranco Zola’s side in the table on goal difference as the duo head into the weekend matches.
Villa will be involved in a Midlands derby against former manager Paul Lambert and his Wolves side while the Blues entertain Nottingham Forest at home.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, supporters on Twitter have reacted to transfer speculation surrounding Christian Benteke.