Aston Villa are reportedly keen on signing Leicester forward Leonardo Ulloa.
Steve Bruce’s side remain in the running for promotion back to the Premier League, and that is why Bruce is keen to bolster his attacking department in January.
However, finances are tight due to Financial Fair Play regulations, and as a result Bruce is looking to scout the loan market and bring in the right profile of players.
Ulloa, who signed a new contract in the summer, has had limited first team opportunities under first Craig Shakespeare and then Claude Puel.
The report claims that Leicester would prefer Villa to agree a deal which becomes permanent in the summer.
The 31-year-old has played just 19 minutes of Premier League football this season, and probably would welcome the opportunity of playing elsewhere on loan.
Villa fans have taken to Twitter to express their reaction, and the majority of them feel that he would be a good addition to the squad.
They would be great signings! Very good business if we get it done!! #avfc— Aston Villa Updates (@AstonVilla_info) January 9, 2018
Very solid striker happy with that— Ryantait (@ryantait11) January 9, 2018
If financial’s are as tight as Bruce makes out both won’t arrive. Ulloa, for me to help out up front— Mike Knott (@MikeKnott11) January 10, 2018
Ulloa could do a job. Amartey isnt required.— Paul Brookes (@Brookesy1986) January 9, 2018
Leonardo Ulloa had a record of 23 goals in 50 games during his season at Brighton and Hove Albion whilst in the Championship. Personally could be a good option being able to rotate with Davis in the second half of the season #avfc— HomeOfTheVilla (@TheVillaHome) January 10, 2018
Suits how Bruce wants to play so yes— CPVILLAN (@mrcp13) January 10, 2018
Hope we sign Ulloa be a great signing— Lewis Murphy (@lewis59453181) January 9, 2018