Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to rumours linking them with Costel Pantilimon

Watford's Costel Pantilimon

Aston Villa are reportedly keen on Watford goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon.

Watford's Costel PantilimonWatford's Costel Pantilimon

According to The Mirror, Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo is keen to bring Watford goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon to Villa Park this summer.

Villa have suffered relegation to the Championship and need to rebuild in order to make an instant push for promotion back to the Premier League.

Watford's Costel Pantilimon

New manager Di Matteo will lead a full-scale overhaul of the squad, and one position of concern is goalkeeper, where Villa have had some real problems.

Neither Brad Guzan or Mark Bunn impressed last season, and many fans have called for a new shot stopper to be signed up for the new season - but they may not be too happy with Di Matteo's alleged preference.

The Mirror report that Di Matteo is keen on Watford's Costel Pantilimon, who only joined the Hornets from Premier League rivals Sunderland in January.

Romania's Costel Pantilimon during training

The giant goalkeeper is currently out in France with Romania at Euro 2016, but his campaign is over after Romania were knocked out of group A in last place.

Attention will now turn to Pantilimon's future, with the 29-year-old unlikely to play much first-team football for Watford behind first-choice stopper Heurelho Gomes.

After reports of Villa's interest broke, fans took to Twitter to react - and it's fair to say that there's something of a divide amongst Villa supporters.

Watford's Costel Pantilimon is dejected as he gestures to their fans at full time

Some believe that Pantilimon, with over 50 Premier League appearances to his name, would be a good acquisition for a Championship club, offering a giant presence between the sticks.

However, others believe that Pantilimon is no better than Guzan or Bunn, and bringing the Romanian to Villa Park would be a sideways move for the club, wasting money without strengthening the position.

Here are some of the reactions from Villa fans after Pantilimon was linked with a summer move to Villa Park...

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