By Amir Mir
Aston Villa are reportedly willing to make a remarkable swap deal involving Jack Grealish and Jordan Rhodes – but fans on Twitter are having none of it.
The Mirror claim that Villa are ready to offer Grealish to Middlesbrough as part of a sensational player-plus-cash deal to finally land Rhodes.
It is said that manager Steve Bruce is considering using the £20million-rated attacking midfielder to sweeten the deal.
But it is fair to say supporters on Twitter have not taken the news too well.
The 21-year-old is a key member of Bruce’s side and has come through the club’s academy. On top of that, he is a boyhood Villa fan.
One supporter felt that making the deal happen would be absolute madness as Villa aim to finish in the top six at the end of this campaign.
Another said that he will give Grealish until the end of the season to prove his worth.
He has scored three goals this season, including one late long-range strike against Wigan on home soil earlier on in the campaign.
Overall, fans were quite adamant that they don’t want to see Grealish leave in the January transfer window, especially for a player like Rhodes.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I'd get rid of Grealish but not for Rhodes #avfc
— Sheikh_DatAss (@yOuAiNtNoCrOoK) January 27, 2017
— Dan Bardell (@danbardell) January 27, 2017
One… Step… Beyond….
— MancVillan (@MancVillan) January 27, 2017
would give Jack until the end of the season.He has to contribute more.Would have to be a crazy offer to sell now
— Ben Redding (@benired) January 27, 2017
Anyway Grealish won't be swapped for Rhodes so calm down. #avfc
— Diggy (@avfcdiggy) January 27, 2017
Would I trade Grealish in for Jordan Rhodes?? Never in a million years!! #avfc
— Niloo (@Sriv_22) January 27, 2017
In other Aston Villa transfer news, the club have had another bid rejected for this highly-rated defender.