According to The Mirror, Aston Villa are in a battle with Wolves and Bournemouth to sign Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips this summer, although the former will go after Stoke’s Ryan Woods if they fail to land him.
As a result, it could be quite likely that the Midlands outfit pursue Woods instead.
But reacting to the news that their club saw him as an alternative on Twitter, a host of fans weren’t best pleased.
Two supporters claimed they’d rather have Phillips whilst another fan made reference to the fact they’d have liked him if they didn’t go up.
Another individual called Woods a step-down and a further supporter simply claimed he wasn’t good enough. One tweeter said they may as well play Henri Lansbury.
Woods only moved to Stoke from Brentford last term, playing 26 times in the Championship, failing to register a single goal contribution.
The 25-year-old struggled significantly for game time after the New Year period, playing just seven times after the turn of the year.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Please just get Kalvin
— Gabe B6 (@avfcgabe) July 11, 2019
— Sean Langley (@seanlangley94) July 11, 2019
Hmmm if we didn’t go up
— AVFC (@Mxginn) July 11, 2019
Thats quite a step down… woods is good but Phillips is absolutely mustard.
— Scott (@CaptainScott87) July 11, 2019
No thank you
— • (@KyleBillingham_) July 11, 2019
oh please no
— Irish Zidane (@BigBoyWesley2) July 11, 2019
No no no no
— wesleyszn (@MasterMoraess) July 11, 2019
Might as well play Lansbury ?
— Michael J Edwards (@MichaelJEdwar14) July 11, 2019
Not good enough sorry
— David Mortimer (@Megsy1971) July 11, 2019