Aston Villa fans react to reports linking Leandro Bacuna with a move away from the club

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa reacts as Lee Johnson manger of Bristol City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on...

The midfielder has been an unpopular figure at Aston Villa of late.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa midfielder Leandro Bacuna could be on his way out of the club.

The Mail’s report suggests that Reading are interested in landing the 25-year-old, but are yet to agree a fee with the Midlands club.

Bacuna started Villa’s first league game of the season against Hull and came in for criticism from the Villa fans for a poor display, but didn’t travel with the squad for the Carabao Cup first-round clash against Colchester.

And as news broke of the Royals’ interest in the Dutchman, the supporters wasted little time in expressing their joy on Twitter:

Bacuna has spent five seasons at Villa Park having signed for the club from Groningen in 2013/14. He scored five goals in his debut season in the Premier League, but was unable to ever match that tally as he became a utility player for the team.

However, with Bruce particularly spoilt for choice on the right-hand side of the pitch this season having signed Ahmed Elmohamady from former club Hull, Bacuna looks set to link up with countryman Jaap Stam following one below-par display in central midfield.

Leandro Bacuna of Aston Villa and Nathaniel Chalobah of Watford during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.Leandro Bacuna of Aston Villa and Nathaniel Chalobah of Watford

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