Aston Villa fans react to links with Southampton's Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin controls the ball during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on January 23, 2019 in Southampton, England.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is said to be keen to bring in Charlie Austin from Southampton.

Charlie Austin of Southampton celebrates scoring the 2nd Southampton goal with Dusan Tadic of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's...

Aston Villa fans are against the idea of going for Charlie Austin.

The Sun claim that Villa are keen on the Southampton man, who is up for sale this summer.


But most claret and blues fans think that they should be looking elsewhere.

While Austin has previously been a goalscorer at Premier League level, Villa supporters feel his time has come and gone, and they should be looking at younger targets.

Smith is on record as saying he wants to reduce the average age of Villa’s squad, but he is likely to want some Premier League experience this summer too.

The Villans are known to be trying to find a number nine, as Smith wants to create an attack capable of causing top tier defences problems.

Villa had Tammy Abraham leading the line for them last season, but he has now returned from his loan spell to Chelsea.

Charlie Austin of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom.

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