Aston Villa are interested in signing Southampton striker Sam Gallagher on loan according to The Birmingham Mail.
The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Villa rivals Birmingham City where his return of six goals made him the club’s top scorer in the league.
With the Villans undergoing financial uncertainty, it appears Steve Bruce will have to rely on free transfers and loans to get by next season and Gallagher is apparently on the boss’s wishlist.
The forward has spent the past three seasons on loan in the Championship, first with Milton Keynes Dons, then with Blackburn Rovers before he was sent out to Birmingham, with his most prolific campaign at Ewood Park where he scored 11 goals.
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Aston Villa fans have been reacting to the latest transfer link on social media, with supporters clearly not convinced that the Southampton man can deliver the goods for Villa next season.
Here’s a selection of some of their best comments.
Why? 6 goals in 33 games last year. He is no better than Davies and Hepburn Murphy. Give our players a go FFS.
— Will Monk (@keese09) July 12, 2018
Bruce off developing other clubs players again. This guy isnt up to much otherwise he would surely be pushing for a start at Southampton. Lets give RHM and Davis a proper chance this year.
— Patrick McGrath (@PaddyVillain) July 12, 2018
He is terrible. No surprise Bruce wants him
— Chez Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) July 12, 2018
— Nick (@Wattsnick85) July 12, 2018
Wanted us to sign him after his season at Blackburn looked like a good target man who can hold up the ball but only if we keep hold of @KeinanD100 good to have options up front … but I will believe it when I see it as so much BS in the media these days
— astonvillafanatic (@RobertDerry1966) July 12, 2018
If Bruce signs Sam Gallagher on loan I will honestly jump off a cliff. We need to use our loans wisely. A centre back is key. I’m Ansy about the season already.
— CH (@ChrisHarvey16) July 13, 2018