After being a key part of Aston Villa’s promotion campaign a couple of years ago, Anwar El Ghazi hasn’t enjoyed the greatest of times in the Premier League.
The Netherlands international registered 11 goals contributions in the Championship, but managed to score just four times in the top-flight last season.
And now, according to Greek outlet Sdna, Olympiacos are very much interested in luring El Ghazi away from English football, and that he could be one to leave Villa before the end of the deadline.
The report further claims that at the moment a loan move feels like the mostly likely option, with Olympiacos having worked closely in recent years with El Ghazi’s representatives: super-agent Jorge Mendes and his agency Gestifute.
And after hearing about El Ghazi’s potential exit in this transfer window, Villa fans took to Twitter to share their reactions.
He was so lazy tho
— Brodz (@mcBrodz) September 25, 2020
They can him. Not been good enough at this level
— Anthony Sale (@Supersale34) September 25, 2020
Engines running free lift to airport
— RODGER REYNOLDS (@MRRUTHLESSONE) September 25, 2020
I’ll buy his plane ticket
— Jack 🎩 (@magnificomcginn) September 25, 2020
A few Villa fans insisted that El Ghazi isn’t good enough to be playing at this level, with one supporter saying that in order to push on as a club, they needed to let players like him go.
Won’t forget him getting us up but no where near prem standard unfortunately.
— Daniel Bowden (@DanB5826) September 25, 2020
He is lacking that ‘prem quality’ isn’t he? There’s a lack of awareness which so frustrating, running with his head down and 9/10 loses the ball. Fantastic player for us in the Champ and nothing against him personally. We have to get someone else in before selling him though.
— ⭐️Claret&Blue🦁 (@onestar1982) September 25, 2020
I’ll personally drive him to whatever club wants him, nowhere near good enough, and if we want to push on as a club then we need to get rid of players like ghazi, jota etc
— Dodge 💜AVFC💙 Vaughan (@DodgeVaughan) September 25, 2020
He done well in the championship but unfortunately, he isn’t a premier league player. I’d cash in whilst we can.
— Ninerinho Niner (@Mike_Niner) September 25, 2020
With Bertrand Traore’s arrival from Lyon, it’s difficult to see how El Ghazi’s chances of getting regular first-team football with Villa this season will improve anytime soon.
Even letting him go temporarily would give Villa some breathing room wages wise, and that could potentially see them dip into the transfer market once more.