Per a report from the print edition of The Daily Mirror (July 2, page 49), Aston Villa are interested in Southampton defender Jack Stephens.
The report emerged just a day after the Villans brought one former Saints man to the club, landing left-back Matt Targett as they bolstered their defensive options.
Villa have already added Kortney Hause to their ranks on a permanent basis but it appears as though their fans are strongly against the idea of signing Stephens.
Taking to Twitter, a host of supporters revealed their displeasure. One individual called the 25-year-old hopeless whilst another said they’d rather they pursued Adam Webster or Gary Cahill.
The former is someone who has been engulfed in a transfer saga after Villa had a bid rejected. Bristol City initially wanted £30m for the player but it’s thought a compromise of £20m-£25m could be reached. Cahill, meanwhile, was linked back in May.
A further supporter reacted to the news surrounding Stephens by claiming it didn’t look as though the club knew what they were doing.
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Here’s the best of the reaction.
No thank you
— JamesAvfc (@JamesAvfc4) July 2, 2019
We could but we shouldn’t.
— Lil’ King (@bigwesmoraes) July 2, 2019
Not a chance.
— Alun Evans (@alunefleet) July 3, 2019
I hope not. Hes hopeless.
— Scott (@CaptainScott87) July 2, 2019
Would rather go for someone like Cahill or Webster personally, mings and another prem quality cb with our fullbacks will be decent
— Callum Glasgow (@CallumG_Fitness) July 2, 2019
Looks like they don’t know what they’re doing
— #ButchBoyz (@damany_reed) July 2, 2019
— . (@MasterMoraess) July 2, 2019
— Jason Chan (@csfjason) July 2, 2019