According to The Mirror, Aston Villa are considering the possibility of signing French midfielder Steven Nzonzi during the January transfer window.
The 31-year-old is currently on loan at Galatasaray from Roma and had been due to spend the entire 2019/20 campaign with the Turkish club.
However, The Mirror notes that Nzonzi has been suspended by Galatasaray following a training-ground row, and Villa are interested in bringing him back to England.
Of course, the France international has Premier League experience having turned out for both Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City before joining Sevilla in 2015.
And a number of Villa fans are open to a potential switch.
This would make a massive difference for us
— Antwilkes (@Antwilkes1) January 14, 2020
@samkhoury_ This would be phenomenal
— Steve Lowe (@Steve__Lowe) January 14, 2020
One player I have always rated and would love to see him at VP
— Darren Avfc Judge (@dazjudge) January 14, 2020
Would be happy with that. Haven’t played since early december, but tall, competitive and strong player who has loads of experience and a bit of nastiness in him. I would be happy.
— Chrsmo (@Chrsmo) January 14, 2020
Get him in. Quality player. Would be a brilliant addition.
— Paul Brookes (@Brookesy1986) January 14, 2020
exactly what we’re missing
— oliver (@olxver__) January 14, 2020
Not all of the Villa supporters share the same view, though, as some are not interested in signing Nzonzi whilst others doubt that their club would be able to get the deal over the line in any case.
Red Herring or Real Hero: Only hardcore Villa fans will get all of them right….
As mentioned in the tweets above, the midfielder has not actually played for Galatasaray since the beginning of December, but he has appeared on 15 occasions for his loan side during the current campaign.
Would be a great signing but I doubt the validity of this report.
— Jacko (@Jackodotcom) January 14, 2020
Not a chance Nzonzi is coming to us #avfc
— Karl West (@karl_west_) January 14, 2020
— Up The Villa (@UpTheVilla96) January 14, 2020
Another supporter, meanwhile, questioned why their side would want to sign another midfielder when they have other priorities, in his opinion, during the January transfer window.
Not saying that Douglas Luiz and Nakamba are good enough by any means, but IF this is true, why? We have priorities.
— Matt Russell (@fr07dos) January 14, 2020