Aston Villa and Hull fans have been reacting to the news that Sky Sports reported earlier today that the Villans have triggered the release clause in Ahmed Elmohamady's contract.
Sky Sports reports that the Egypt international has returned home early from Hull's pre-season tour of Portugal to discuss a potential move to the Villans after the Tigers' Championship rivals activated the clause in his deal at the KCOM Stadium.
Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady
It will perhaps come as little surprise to fans of both clubs that Villa have made a move for the 29-year-old, with the wide-man signing for Bruce on a number of occasions throughout his career.
It was Bruce who signed him for Sunderland back in 2011, and he subsequently brought him to Hull twice on loan - the second occasion coming shortly after he had been recalled by the Black Cats - before signing him permanently in 2013.
The news has, interestingly, received a fairly negative reaction from supporters of both clubs.
While some Villa fans appear to believe that he may prove to be an astute signing due to his versatility and Premier League experience, other supporters are underwhelmed about the prospect of a deal.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce
Meanwhile, Hull fans have been left angered with Elmohamady seemingly on the verge of becoming the latest first-team player to join another side this summer - with Harry Maguire and Josh Tymon both remaining in the Premier League, while Curtis Davies and Tom Huddlestone have both joined Hull's Championship rivals Derby County.
Here is the best of the reaction...
THIS IS A JOKE— R.I.P Bradley! (@ItzBelch) 17 July 2017
Really don't know how to feel about this— RG. (@ffsavfc) 17 July 2017
Not an exciting signing, but one thing we did lack last season was depth in squad with injuries and for 1M it's a good addition #avfc— Sam Crawford (@samcrawford23) 17 July 2017
Back with his best friend! Steve Bruce never saw the bad in Elmo thought he was such a good player! Well he isn't! He is just lazy!— Kel (@kel_bel_91) 17 July 2017
I'm sick of our owners now. Not that I wasn't already! Yes we are financially healthy and doing some things right but it's now disgraceful.— David (@davidtigerfan04) 17 July 2017
How many right backs do we want— Josh (@JoshAVFC_96) 17 July 2017
He will be a good squad player, can play in a few formations— Darren Purnell (@TheDrDazzlar) 17 July 2017
How much are Hull paying us to take him off their hands.— Emma Timmins (@EmmaTimmins1) 17 July 2017