Aston Villa fans are excited about the rumours that they are interested in Everton midfielder James McCarthy.
McCarthy is expected to leave Everton in the near future, as he has struggled to break into Ronald Koeman’s starting line-up at Goodison Park (Daily Mirror).
The Republic of Ireland international has attracted the attention of a number of teams, but Villa are said to be one of the front runners.
And fans of the claret and blues certainly seem excited about the prospect that McCarthy could be brought in.
Here is the best reaction from Villa supporters on social media website after the latest rumours.
Johnstone, Jenkinson and McCarthy would actually be fantastic for us in January. Hope there is something behind the rumours. #AVFC— Philip Henry Roberts (@iamVilla) December 12, 2016
James McCarthy would send out a real statement if he was signed, hope the rumours are the #avfc— Jake Morris (@JM7_Official) December 11, 2016
James McCarthy and Carl Jenkinson would be very astute signings in positions where we desperately need bodies. #AVFC— Adz (@AdzW90) December 11, 2016
Nahhh McCarthy is a level above us though, right? Would be a brilliant signing #AVFC— Matt Villan (@dvtavfc) December 11, 2016
Jenkinson, McCarthy, Cairney & MacGregor would be awesome. #avfc— Foxy (@FoxyN77) December 11, 2016
Jedinak and Mccarthy together— Harry Johnson (@avfc_johnson) December 11, 2016
If McCarthy was to move to Villa, he would be in competition with the likes of Gary Gardner and Mile Jedinak for a place in Bruce’s midfield.
McCarthy’s arrival would add depth to Villa’s squad, as they chase a place in the play offs.
The Villans are currently 13th place in the Championship table - four points away from the top six.