Aston Villa fans are mixed on Barry Bannan reports

According to The Mirror, Aston Villa want to re-sign Barry Bannan from Sheffield Wednesday during the January transfer window.

Indeed, the report claims that new Villa boss Dean Smith is a huge fan of the midfielder, and the club are prepared to spend £8m to seal a return.

Bannan played 83 times for Villa between 2008 and 2013 before moving on to Crystal Palace, where he made 27 appearances.

Bannan moved to Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 2015, and has made over 100 appearances for the Owls.

The 28-year-old has scored twice in 14 Championship appearances this term, and only penned a new three-year contract with Sheffield Wednesday in August.

However, according to The Mirror, Villa are desperate to bring Bannan back to Villa Park when the January transfer window opens for business.

The Villa supporters are mixed on the transfer rumour, however, and a selection of their Twitter reaction can be seen below: