Having signed Wesley from Club Bruges for a club-record transfer fee, Aston Villa would no doubt have been hoping that he would come in and lead the line up top in their return to the Premier League.
Unfortunately for Dean Smith, the Brazilian hasn’t fired on all cylinders as of yet, and has seemingly struggled to adapt to the pace and intensity of English football. The 22-year-old has struck just four times, but it is certainly a big ask to want him to try and score the goals to keep them up this year.
And after watching Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud net once again in international colours with France on Thursday night, Villa fans took to Twitter to urge the club to sign him.
Many supporters insisted the veteran would be the perfect signing for them, and that he would be able to mentor Wesley over the coming months.
Some fans insisted that due to his experience of playing in the Premier League, the 6 foot 4 man could come in and do a job for them straight away.
Check out some of the reaction of Villa fans below:
Think he would be perfect for his price, can almost guarantee he’ll score important goals and his experience would help wes a lot!
— Haz (@gymIad) 15 November 2019
Would be excellent signing for us. He has everything a striker needs (except pace) but we sign him for 18 months – get him to work with Wesley and mentor him…oh my
— Luke Sugg (@lukesugg19) 15 November 2019
Was just saying the exact thing in our Villa group chat after the Wolves game, think the team would come alive around him.
— Ben Beesley (@benbeesley7) 15 November 2019
Technically he’s great, strong and could teach wes a thing or two pic.twitter.com/eRwX8phPqR
— hoppo (@Hop__Ben) 15 November 2019
Sign him up
— Tom C (@tommcal1) 15 November 2019
His goals would keep us in the league
— Craig hale (@Craighale4) 16 November 2019