Aston Villa’s hunt for a new goalkeeper looks to finally be about to end after the club agreed an £8m deal for Burnley shot-stopper Tom Heaton – which has appeared to please a number of fans in the West Midlands.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) July 31, 2019
Heaton will add much needed Premier League experience to Dean Smith’s goalkeeping department with none of his current options ever featuring in the English top-flight.
Many of the Villa Park faithful took to Twitter to share their delight at the news with one supporter calling the move an absolute masterstroke. Another echoed similar sentiments claiming it was as solid a signing as they could have made listing off Heaton’s experience and leadership qualities.
Other fans said they loved the signing as the Clarets number one was a proven, top-quality goalkeeper with two or three years still at the top of his game.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Super signing experience and stability people saying we might only get three years ???? if we are established in the prem in three I won’t care
— Peter Lockley (@lockleyps3) July 31, 2019
— Deano (@DeanoUTV75) July 31, 2019
— david (@davidhunt80) July 31, 2019
Good keeper will do us nicely for 2-3 seasons
— George Fowler (@FowlerLegend) July 31, 2019
Best GK signing we could have made IMO. Experienced ✔️ leadership ✔️ quality ✔️ in his prime ✔️ fairly cheap ✔️ significant upgrade on what we have ✔️
As solid a signing as we could have made really. #avfc
— Chrsmo (@Chrsmo) July 31, 2019
Much happier with Heaton than Butland who wasn’t even the best Championship keeper last year.
Heaton has always been a very good solid keeper. This is a great signing if it happens.
— Pingu_Villa (@Pingu_Dream) July 31, 2019
Quality keeper. He’ll do us for the next few years while we establish ourselves in the Premier League. Happy days. ????????????
— Trevor Adams ???? (@TJAdams1976) July 31, 2019