Aston Villa fans react to Jack Butland reportedly wanting move

Jack Butland of England makes a save during a training session at St Georges Park on May 22, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Jack Butland reportedly wants to join Aston Villa this summer.

Goalkeeper Jack Butland of England controls the ball during the UEFA Nations League Third Place Playoff match between Switzerland and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on June 9, 2019...

Some Aston Villa fans are urging the club to push ahead with a move for Stoke City's Jack Butland after Thursday's revelation.

The Birmingham Mail claimed that the 26-year-old goalkeeper wanted to join Aston Villa this summer.

The report claims that Butland - who also has fans in Bournemouth and Crystal Palace - could be available for a little over £20 million, despite The Northern Echo previously reporting that £30 million was needed to prise him away from Stoke.

Villa appear to be in the market for a new shot-stopper, and fans of the West Midlands club are desperate to see him wind up at Bodymoor Heath, after reports that he wants to join.

 

Here is their reaction:

If true, Villa boss Dean Smith really does have to press ahead with bringing him in. This is a brilliant goalkeeper and, at 26, will still get a hell of a lot better.

You could argue that it's harsh on Jed Steer, who helped the Villans win Premier League promotion via the playoffs, but there is no room for sentiment any longer.

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland nor teammate James McClean can prevent the ball from going into the net as Sheff Utd score their 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke...

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