Aston Villa goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic could be heading for the exit, only six months after he first walked through the doors of Bodymoor Heath.
Aston Villa fans on Twitter are keen to see the club sell goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic as Ligue 1 side FC Nantes show interest in his services.
French outlet 20 Minutes have claimed that Nantes are on the lookout for a goalkeeper as Kalinic is a man on their radar – he only joined Villa in January from Belgian side Gent.
Despite Villa’s promotion to the Premier League, both Steve Bruce and Dean Smith did use a high number of keepers, with Jed Steer staring the season in between the sticks and then ending it there. But what happened in between was remarkable.
When Kalinic walked through the doors in January, Steer was on-loan at Charlton and was just about to be recalled, as Orjan Nyland was the man between the sticks. Andre Moreira and Mark Bunn also made brief appearances.
But Kalinic’s time in goal was brief as he was replaced by Steer in February. Whilst the Croatian lost his place because of a concussion he suffered against West Brom, Steer ensured that the number one spot remained his.
Kalinic really hasn’t had much of an impact at the club and it isn’t a surprise to see that the Villa Park faithful don’t mind parting ways with him this summer.
If that were to happen then that would leave Steer, and the currently injured Nyland as Villa’s two senior goalkeeping opinions, which does indicate that the club might just dip into the transfer market.
Here is a selection of Aston Villa fans on Twitter reacting to reports about Kalinic’s:
If FC Nantes are gonna sign Kalinić, then I hope we are trying to do some kind of swap deal for someone like Rongier #avfc— Alfie (@_Alfie_99) June 17, 2019
Great hurry up.— Terry reid (@terryreid2) June 17, 2019
Good— Cannock lions (@VillaCannock) June 17, 2019
Great another off the books.— Richard Batty (@RoundAboutMagic) June 17, 2019
SELL!!!!— shay (@ShayRugeley) June 17, 2019
SELL!!! 15 Goals against in 9 games, no brainer, taxi for Kalinic please -now, liability unfortunately, not up to it— Andrew Southall (@Andysouthall01) June 17, 2019