Aston Villa are reportedly considering a move to sign Chelsea winger Pedro during the January transfer window, as reported by The Telegraph.
The Spaniard has made six starts in all competitions for Frank Lampard’s team so far this season, making a further three substitute appearances.
This lack of game time has led to the possibility of him leaving Stamford Bridge on a cut-price deal, with Villa interested in making a move.
Aston Villa are interested in a deal to offer Pedro regular football this January after he fell down the pecking order at Chelsea. [telegraph] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) December 8, 2019
There are various fans who are excited by the prospect of signing the 32-year-old, with superlatives such as “baller” and “super” being used to describe him as a player.
After all, this is a man who has won a World Cup, three Champions Leagues and a plethora of other major trophies throughout his career with Barcelona, Chelsea and the Spanish national team.
He offered an indication last season that he can still have an impact, as he made 52 appearances across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and assisting five.
Yes get on this ASAP he’s a baller
— James (@KonsaRole) December 8, 2019
Would take him all day long,super player
— David Kearney (@DavidKe24236510) December 8, 2019
Class signing if we do get him
— Alex Wilson (@RaYz_x_Blitz) December 8, 2019
In a heart beat
— Dave Murray (@DaveMurray531) December 8, 2019
Get him and Giroud
— Captain Jack. (@10Grealish) December 8, 2019
However, not everyone is as thrilled about the links as those shown above, with some referring to his age as a reason not to sign him, whereas one fan has suggested he can “jog on” because the club needs a striker more.
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Villa only have two current players – Tom Heaton and Ahmed Elmohamady – who are above the age of 30, so there seems to be a wariness around the idea of adding to that number.
The latter stance comes with concerns over Wesley after the Brazilian took his run of games without any goals or assists to eight during the 4-1 loss against Leicester.
Too old I would imagine
— Bozzy (@bozzystuff) December 8, 2019
Is he a striker?, no. Then jog on
— Neil Williams (@casper197635) December 9, 2019
Both to old I go for drinkwater and Benteke
— mrclaretandblue1981 (@claretandblue31) December 8, 2019