The Aston Villa-linked goalkeeper struggled on Friday night.
Aston Villa fans on Twitter are thankful that they did not sign Stoke City’s Jack Butland this past summer.
The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa following their Premier League promotion.
But the Potters’ £30 million valuation is reported to have deterred Villa boss Dean Smith and the club’s hierarchy [The Northern Echo]
On Friday, Butland made a major error in the 3-2 home defeat by Nottingham Forest and it wasn’t the first mistake that he’s made between the sticks for City this season already.
Here’s how Villa fans reacted to his performance:
Butland with another changer, dodged a bullet there… #avfc— Marcus Parry (@the_parrots) September 27, 2019
Butland……AGAIN!!!! And people were moaning about signing Heaton instead https://t.co/9V7EddKhMC— Dan (@DanL_AVFC) September 27, 2019
Watching the Stoke V Nottingham Forest match. Villa have dodged a bullet with Butland. That bloke is shot, no confidence at all. #avfc— Antony Moore (@antonymoore75) September 27, 2019
Remember when everyone wanted to sign Butland for £30m he’s has a stinker this season so far. #avfc— Dean Crowe (@DeanCrowe20) September 27, 2019
Another mistake from Butland. Our best transfer of the summer was not signing that has been. #AVFC— Harry Blair (@Harry_Blair) September 27, 2019
Butland with another howler— charlie (@AVFCCharlie) September 27, 2019
Heaton over Butland what a piece of business lol #avfc— EV (@everythingavfc1) September 27, 2019
Just think stoke wanted £25mil for butland #AVFC— Damien (@deeavfc88) September 27, 2019
Can’t believe I wanted us to sign butland so badly #avfc— Paul Bennett (@misterbee82) September 27, 2019
In the end, Aston Villa signed Tom Heaton for £8 million and that’s looking like a far better investment right now.
The Villans, who sit 18th in the Premier League table, are really struggling despite spending over £100 million on transfers this past summer.
And things would’ve been a lot worse financially had they signed Butland – and if they, say, get relegated.