Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has been on quite the spending spree this summer by bringing in 12 new arrivals for over £130m – only Manchester United have topped that so far as they secured Harry Maguire for a world-record £80m.
It appears that his spending isn’t going to stop there with deadline day looming. Sky Sports report that Villa are keen on making a move for RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin who struggled to get much game time last season.
The Bundesliga side finished 3rd in the league but Augustin made just 17 appearances – only three of which were actually starts. The 22-year-old scored three goals, all of which came in the first five weeks of the campaign.
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Villa seem keen to add another striker to their squad ahead of their Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur even despite smashing their club-record transfer fee (£22m) to sign Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge.
The potential move for Augustin has left many fans at Villa Park feeling rather indifferent with some seeing the move as a good option whilst others are wondering why they are even interested.
A couple of supporters questioned his arrival as he is currently behind two other strikers at Leipzig – Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen with one fan seriously doubting the move.
Others picked up on his goal tally from last season, claiming it wasn’t good enough as the club need a 25+ goals a season forward. Another supporter said he wasn’t better than Jonathan Kodjia.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
If he’s not better than Werner & Poulsen why would we want him? Hope palace get him.
— El Mo Smith (@MoSmith1996) August 5, 2019
Well he’s behind Werner and Poulsen, however he is no better than Kodjia
— Villafanhub???? (@Holte_end_view) August 5, 2019
We won’t get him I seriously doubt it
— sarcastic villa fan (@KirwanJenson) August 5, 2019
Good option for 15mill…might this be the striker we are all waiting on? ????#avfc ????
— Darren Roche ???? ???????????????? #FBPE (@DaranDeRoiste) August 5, 2019
He seems to be a different kind of player to wesley and so would hopefully offer a different option rather aswell as being good competition
— Jacob (@Jacob37778927) August 5, 2019
Think he not good enough. We need a certain 25+ goals scorer.
— Rassie Griebenow (@RGriebenow) August 5, 2019
He scored 3 goals last season. So no thank you
— JoshKilgallon. (@JoshKilgallon) August 5, 2019
He’s no better than Kodija really.
— Sean Jones (@JoNeSy2020) August 5, 2019