Villa supporters haven't quite been able to take reports of the ex-Arsenal captain's intentions seriously.

According to Sky News, former Arsenal skipper Tony Adams is planning to lead a consortium to take Aston Villa Football Club over.

Judging by the initial reaction from Villa supporters, however, Adams may want to think twice.

Indeed, if fans haven't been laughing off the news on social media, they've been making jokes at Adams' expense or simply declaring their outright opposition to any such move.

Yes, it seems the Aston Villa faithful - keen as they are for a takeover to go through - wouldn't want the former Arsenal defender involved in the running of their club.

Reports also suggest Adams will want a footballing role at Villa Park should he achieve success in his bid and that, based on his managerial career thus far, has become a source of further worry (or laughter) for Aston Villa fans.

Tim Sherwood has done a remarkable job since taking over the Midlands side and the fear would be that any external involvement from a footballing figure like the ex-Arsenal man may just prove a hindrance to Villa's revival (this or next season).

The news, meanwhile, is far from impeccably timed. Aston Villa still aren't safe and the reports could serve as a distraction during a vital run-in... Here's what supporters made of the news on Twitter:

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