Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to reported Ryan Woods interest

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final First Leg between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on May 11, 2019 in Birmingham,...

Aston Villa could reportedly switch their attention towards Ryan Woods should they fail in their pursuit of Kalvin Phillips.

Ryan Woods of Stoke City looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Stoke City at Ashton Gate on October 27, 2018 in Bristol, England.

A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the Daily Mirror suggesting that Dean Smith wants Ryan Woods should the Villans fail to land Kalvin Phillips this summer.

Phillips has been linked with a switch to Villa Park for much of the window after an outstanding campaign in the Championship in which he shone in the holding role in Leeds' midfield.

 

The Daily Mirror reports that Villa are prepared to offer Phillips a £60,000-a-week contract as they continue their preparations for their return to the Premier League, but the Whites want £30 million for the 23-year-old.

And it appears that they are considering alternative targets, with the Mirror reporting that Smith is also interested in Woods, who Brentford sold to Stoke for £6.5 million when the Villa boss was in charge at Griffin Park.

Ryan Woods of Stoke gives his team mates instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers at Bet365 Stadium on October 2, 2018 in Stoke on Trent,...

It has been a difficult time for Woods with the Potters, and he seemed to fall almost completely out of favour following Nathan Jones' appointment during the campaign. And that is perhaps why plenty of Villa supporters are not interested in seeing Woods arrive this summer.

Some believe that the classy midfielder could be a good signing - especially as he was superb at Brentford while working with Smith - but most appear to be unconvinced that he would be able to raise his game for the highest level, and hope that Phillips is the man that Villa manage to get.

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final First Leg between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on May 11, 2019 in Birmingham,...

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

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