However, a big money transfer could be in the offing. Journalist Alan Nixon confirmed on Twitter that Aston Villa had an interest in Maxi Gomez, a player who has a reported buy-out clause of £43.5m.
Interest. But pricey. https://t.co/pegjfy9mnw
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) June 10, 2019
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Villa fans were in huge doubt about a potential move.
One supporter claimed he’d love the Uruguayan to join but claimed he couldn’t see it despite how wealthy the club’s owners are.
A further fan simply claimed there was no chance a deal would happen, suggesting Neal Maupay, who has been linked with a switch, would be a better move.
Another individual made reference to Pablo Fornals, a player Nixon also issued a response on, saying that the Villans had no interest in him. One member of the Villa Park faithful meanwhile claimed that it was refreshing to see his team and players of Gomez’s quality mentioned in the same sentence.
Here’s the best of the debate.
not a chance we getting him.
— luke (@avfcluke_) June 10, 2019
Doubt we’d be going for him and fornals. I’d love if we wore but realistically if we spend big and it goes wrong and we go down we will most likely be in FFP.
— dylan byrne (@dylanbyrne978) June 10, 2019
I highly doubt either Maxi Gómez or Pablo Fornals are realistic targets, can’t see either happening, but it’s soooo refreshing to see these names linked, rather than seeing “Grealish is leaving” every other day, or being linked to average, aging players worth a couple million
— AM (@AmirEoinM) June 10, 2019
As much as I would love us to sign him, I just can’t see it… we may have the 3rd richest owners but how much are they actually going to give! But only time will tell I guess fingers crossed as we all want the same thing and that’s the best for our club ??
— Daniel Irvine©️ (@danirvine7) June 10, 2019
We ain’t getting Maxi Gomez?
— Freddie Farrell (@Freddie_Farrell) June 10, 2019
No chance in my opinion. Maupay the more realistic and affordable target. Probably a better player too and adapted to English football. #avfc
— Mr Thompson (@mrthompson81) June 10, 2019
Doubt this. Think we will be going for cheaper targets than that.
— Zapp (@ZapBranny) June 10, 2019