Birkir Bjarnason was allowed to leave Aston Villa in the summer transfer window and is now being linked with Stoke City.

Stoke City fans are reacting to reports linking the Potters with a move for the freed Aston Villa midfielder, Birkir Bjarnason.

According to The Sunday People (September 29, page 53)Bjarnason is at the centre of a three-way tug-of-war, involving Stoke, Derby County and Nuremberg, after leaving Aston Villa.

Villa allowed Bjarnason – a semi-regular during last season’s promotion-winning campaign – to terminate his contract ahead of the August transfer deadline, enabling him to sign for another club outside of the window.

It is claimed, however, that he is waiting for Stoke’s managerial situation to be clarified before he commits to his next move.

The Potters boss Nathan Jones is under fire after winning just four of his 32 games in charge of the Championship‘s bottom club.

But what do those of a Stoke persuasion make of the links to the former Aston Villa player?

This is what they are saying on Twitter…







Joining either Stoke or Derby would ensure minimal upheaval after Bjarnason’s time at nearby Aston Villa, although the chance to play top-flight football with Nuremberg may appeal.

Derby’s need for an attacking midfielder could be enhanced by the suspension – or worse – that is likely to await Tom Lawrence after events this week.

Would the former Aston Villa man be a good addition for Stoke?

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