Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Neil Etheridge bid reports

Dean Smith the head coach

Aston Villa have reportedly made a bid for Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge ahead of their Premier League return.

Neil Etheridge of Cardiff City  during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on April 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to react to reports from Wales Online this week which claimed that the Villans have seen a bid for Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge rejected.

Villa are preparing for their return to the Premier League, and one of the areas that Dean Smith is seemingly looking to strengthen is in goal despite Jed Steer's impressive run between the sticks during the second-half of this past campaign.


Wales Online reports that an £8 million bid was made for the Philippines international, but the Bluebirds have turned down the offer as they look to hold onto one of their key men ahead of what they will hope is a brief stay in the Championship.

Etheridge was arguably Cardiff's best performer as Neil Warnock's men failed to beat the drop in the Premier League this past season. And that is why most of the Villa supporters on social media appear to be happy with the links. 

Cardiff City's English-born Filipino goalkeeper Neil Etheridge shouts and gestures during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Cardiff City at the...

While Steer performed well, it appears that plenty of fans believe that Etheridge is an upgrade that Villa need to get through the door, especially as there are concerns about their other goalkeeper options.

There are some who want Steer to be given a chance or feel that signing another goalkeeper is somewhat unnecessary. But the majority appear to be in favour of an improved bid being made.

Dean Smith the head coach

Here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports...

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