'He's terrible'; Aston Villa fans don't want Feyenoord goalkeeper Brad Jones

Aston Villa  fans celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Championship giants Aston Villa have reportedly sent scouts to the Eredivisie with an eye on Feyenoord goalkeeper Brad Jones.

Brad Jones of Feyenoord gives his team instructions during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk at Feijenoord Stadion on October 17, 2017 in...

If The Mirror is to be believed, Aston Villa have sent scouts to watch Brad Jones in action for Feyenoord, but surely they are showing an interest in the experienced Aussie shot-stopper one year too late.

Jones was arguably the best goalkeeper in Holland last season, providing the platform for Feyenoord’s first Eredivisie title since 1999 as they finished a point clear of Ajax and conceded just 25 goals in 34 games.

This season, however, the former Liverpool glovesman has been a shadow of his 2017 vintage. Feyenoord have already let in 33 goals in 28 games this time around and, with six games remaining this season, they are a whopping 23 points adrift of leaders PSV.

Goal keeper Brad Jones (C) of Feyenoord tries to save the ball during the eredivisie match between Feyenoord and AZ in the Kuip Stadium, Rotterdam on March 11, 2018.

Quite simply, Jones is making mistakes that were just not part of his game in the previous campaign.

So you can perhaps understand why Aston Villa fans are not too happy about reports that the veteran shot-stopper has been lined up for a move to the Midlands at the end of the season.

As it stands, Sam Johnstone is only on loan at Villa Park from Manchester United with a permanent deal far from certain.

Villa keeper Sam Johnstone in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

But it seems that the claret and blue faithful would rather Steve Bruce put his faith in Jed Steer or the youngster Matija Sarkic rather than a 35-year-old whose form has dipped alarmingly in the space of 12 months.

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