Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to speculation club have agreed playmaker deal
By Amir Mir
Henri Lansbury has agreed to join Aston Villa but the stumbling block is the new potential Nottingham Forest owners – and fans on Twitter have reacted with mixed emotions.
The Sun claims a deal to sell the Forest playmaker has been agreed by current owner Fawaz Al Hasawi but new American owners led by John Jay Moores, “have thrown a spanner in the works with advanced talks to sell Lansbury to local rivals Derby”.
Lansbury has been in fine form this season for Philippe Montanier’s side, scoring six goals and providing three assists for a team that is two points above the relegation zone in the Championship.
The Frenchman revealed prior to their FA Cup clash against Wigan on Saturday afternoon that Lansbury will not be a part of the squad because of injury.
Fans on Twitter felt that the delay in the sale of the club is perhaps resulting in Lansbury’s transfer to another side being delayed at this moment in time.
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One supporter felt that Lansbury wants to move to Villa, but the potential new owners are blocking a move, therefore, he is refusing to play for Forest.
Overall, fans did not know who to blame as they felt that Lansbury had saved Forest from being an absolute shambles this term, while others felt he should still give 100 per cent to the club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Can't believe the amount of people who want Lansbury to go.. we've been an absolute shambles without him this season.. #NFFC
— brace (@BraceDaniel) January 6, 2017
Can't help but think that the delay in the sale of the club is linked to the imminent sale of Lansbury ????#NFFC
— Fearny (@MrAlastairFearn) January 6, 2017
Don"t know whats more boring the take over at the club or whether Lansbury is going to leave. Both like pulling teeth #nffc
— Marcus Johnson (@marCus_johnson1) January 6, 2017
Lansbury goes. I'd go for Ben Marshall from Blackburn #nffc
— Nick Briggs (@nffcNickB) January 6, 2017
A certain Mr Clough wouldn't put up with any nonsense from Lansbury….he'd be out there giving it 100% tomorrow #nffc
— Mark Cox (@KCForestDarlo) January 6, 2017
Lansbury has stuck around long enough and the club has only sunk lower and lower. Good servant. Decent player. See ya later. #nffc
— Thomas (@yawnoctrm) January 6, 2017
— kerry (@Kerry1712Kerry) January 6, 2017
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