Aston Villa fans reveal their delight at Kalinic capture

Aston Villa have agreed to sign goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Indeed, Kalinic will move to Villa Park from Belgian side Genk at the start of 2019.

The 28-year-old is a 16-time Croatia international, and represented his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

It is not exactly breaking news that Villa wanted to sign a new stopper, with summer arrival Orjan Nyland failing to convince between the sticks.

Kalinic’s arrival is huge for Villa, quite literally, with the goalkeeper standing at 6ft 7in.

Villa have recently been linked with a swoop for Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow, but some of the club’s fans called for Tom Heaton to be their new stopper.

The Villa supporters are certainly not disappointed that Kalinic will be their new number one, however, with many taking to social media to reveal their delight.

Kalinic will become Dean Smith’s first signing since taking charge of Villa in October.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Villa supporters can be seen below:

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