Aston Villa fans rip into Jack Butland on Twitter

Jack Butland of England during the International Friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

The Aston Villa-linked goalkeeper struggled on Friday night.

Stoke City's Jack Butland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Reading at Deepdale on August 21, 2019 in Preston, England.

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:

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.

Jack Butland of Stoke City during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Stoke City and Leicester City at Bet365 Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

 

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