Aston Villa supporters have taken to Twitter to suggest their club sign Joe Lolley from Nottingham Forest.
Dean Smith’s men secured victory over Forest at the City Ground last night with Lolley claiming the assist for the goal they conceded. It sparked mass debate from the Villa Park faithful with some now pleading that he arrives during the off-season.
The winger has impressed both times Forest have played Villa this season, picking up five assists across two matches which included supplying four goals in the 5-5 draw the two teams played out when they met in November. It’s something which has clearly played a key part in the Villans’ fans hunger to see him join the club.
It’s not often supporters sing the praises of opposition players but the 26-year-old appears to be an exception, being labelled as fantastic and tidy following the clash this week.
They’ve also been quick to point out the fact that the former Huddersfield man is, in fact, a Villa fan himself meaning he’d likely be willing to join the club if the opportunity presented itself.
Fans are finding plenty of pros for the Redditch-born midfielder and are yearning for his potential signing, whether that be as a replacement for Jack Grealish should he leave, or as someone who can play alongside him.
Lolley has racked up impressive numbers this season, scoring eight and assisting nine in the Championship.
Here’s what’s been said.
Gotta sign Joe Lolley for next season which ever league we are in and if Grealish stays or goes. Would be such a massive boost to have another Villa supporter with such talent playing for the Villa. Him and Mings would be my wish
— ClaretandBlueB6 (@dpwhite48) March 13, 2019
Joe Lolley looks like a fantastic player. Sign him up! #avfc
— Frem (Living Legend) (@TheRealFrem) March 13, 2019
When Grealish gets sold, Joe Lolley could be a potential “replacement”
Wouldn’t be as good in my opinion but looks a tidy player
— Jake (@NooneAVFC) March 13, 2019
Joe Lolley to Villa needs to be a thing. Really rate him
— Leigh Allen (@LeighAV_88) March 13, 2019
Smith will try and sign Lolley in the summer #avfc
— Harry Johnson (@avfc_johnson) March 14, 2019
I have to say Joe Lolley is quite a player and if we did have to sell Grealish then I certainly wouldn’t mind getting him #avfc
— Jamie Morris (@Truevillainavfc) March 13, 2019
Can’t wait to see Joe Lolley in a Villa shirt next season
— Gary B (@GaryBolton91) March 14, 2019