Aston Villa have enjoyed a fine rise under Steve Bruce, standing unbeaten in his five matches in charge, and the fans are looking forward to a push towards promotion moving forward.
A lot of work still needs to be done though, as Villa currently sit five points behind Leeds United in sixth-placed, and in such a competitive league clubs need all the help they can get- and Villa fans are debating whether that statement applies to Joey Barton.
Sky Sources reported yesterday that the former England international has agreed a mutual termination to his contract with Rangers, which would make Barton available on a free transfer, leading Villa fans to discuss the possibility of his signature.
Barton, a controversial figure, helped Burnley earn promotion to the Premier League last season and is reportedly on Steve Bruce’s radar but many Villa fans aren’t too happy to see the 34-year-old linked with a move to Villa Park.
— Paul Jeary (@pjeary) November 9, 2016
Joey Barton linked with the VILLA No thanks???????????????????????????? @Dr_TonyXia
— COSSY (@MartinCoss) November 8, 2016
Can't help but think Barton wouldn't be a bad signing for villa! #avfc
— Jack Diggins (@JDiggins10) November 8, 2016
There was a time that #avfc fans would look at Barton and think 'best we can get right now'. Thankfully we're no longer that desperate.
— Villa Views (@ViewsVilla) November 8, 2016
Hang your head in shame if you suggest villa should sign Barton. Have you been living in a cave for the last few years #avfc ????????
— neil sallis (@Sallis77) November 8, 2016
Joey Barton? Nah had enough bad apples at the villa don't need another one ????
— Louis (@LouuC92) November 8, 2016
— Aston Villa Blog (@AVFC_Blog) November 8, 2016