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:
Just pay the 20 million he’s worth every penny. He’s proven in the premier league and before Stoke got relegated he was a regular in the England squad, no brainier imo— Lee Sweet (@leesweetavfc) June 27, 2019
Pay the money. Wasting money on Webster, pull out and pay for butland.— Ellis (@e76170) June 27, 2019
Get it done ffs— Jack (@JackWillis54) June 27, 2019
— Brian Clark (@8forClark) June 27, 2019
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.
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