Anwar El Ghazi hasn’t had a quiet weekend by any means. The Lille loanee was at the centre of huge controversy in Aston Villa’s match with Leeds.
The Dutchman was sent off for an altercation with Patrick Bamford, although replays showed he barely touched the Whites’ striker.
However, L’Equipe are now reporting that his parent club wants to get rid of the player completely over the summer.
The Villans already have an option to buy in his loan contract so this will boost their hopes of him signing permanently further.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, the Villa Park faithful had plenty to say. One fan uttered that it would be the best pound for pound signing the club has seen in a decade.
Another supporter called it a no brainer to keep him whilst a further fan said that Lille could now give him to Villa on the cheap.
El Ghazi started the season off fairly inconsistently but has improved in recent weeks, barring his red card at Elland Road.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
They can give him to us cheaper than 5m then
— Alan Hutton (@AlanHuttonJR) April 28, 2019
Sign him up class act
— Sam Brogan (@SamBrogan3) April 28, 2019
He’s ours anyway. We love you Anwar @AElGhazi7 ??
— Jatinder (@jSG50) April 28, 2019
We have the option to sign him for £5m at the end of the Loan as Lille are desperate for cash. Will probably be the best Villa signing pound for pound for about a decade.
— Liam Flanagan (@LF_Doom) April 28, 2019
No brainer. He is staying.
— The Real Punjabi (@Bhangra_Machine) April 29, 2019
quite happily take him.getting better every game and at the moment is a key figure in our side.
— chris bilsby (@bils85) April 28, 2019
Would love him to stay ??
— ???????tǒm (@tomvlaa) April 28, 2019