According to reports in the Birmingham Mail, Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa is one of a number of centre-forwards that Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is tracking ahead of the January transfer window, and Villa fans have urged the club to sign the 31-year-old.
The Birmingham Mail says that Ulloa, Huddersfield Town’s Nahki Wells, Bournemouth’s Lewis Grabban and Liverpool’s Danny Ings are all on Bruce’s list with last season’s top goalscorer Jonathan Kodjia set to be out for months with an ankle injury.
Despite signing a new two-year deal with the Foxes in August, Ulloa has only played eight minutes of Premier League football for the east Midlands outfit so far this term, with his only other game time for the first team coming in the EFL Cup.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on the prospect of adding the Argentine to their squad in the New Year via social media, and while one said “signing Ulloa = promotion”, another said “Ulloa is the player we need”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Ulloa the only one that could do well with SB approach
— Richard Dalton (@ContactCounts) December 14, 2017
I'll take Ulloa
— Philly #1 CoffeeSnob (@paavfcfan) December 14, 2017
has to be Ulloa!
— Marc (@turneravfcuk) December 14, 2017
Would love Ulloa can hold the ball up and score I wanted him last season perfect
— Warren Such (@such_warren) December 15, 2017
Ulloa or Wells are players I would like to see come in and do a job. Both know the league & know where the net is. Bit of a no brainier #avfc
— Villa Till I Die (@VillaTill) December 14, 2017
IMO – if we buy another fox in the box (similar to Hogan) it will be a wasted resource up top. Personally someone with a bit of bulk & height (Ulloa) would be a more sensible purchase based on style of play this year… thoughts? #avfc If you could have 1 who would it be?
— HomeOfTheVilla ??? (@TheVillaHome) December 14, 2017
Nahki Wells would be the same as Hogan, runs not recognised would be frustrating, Ulloa is player we need imo #AVFC
— The AVFC Faithful ? ? (@TheAVFCFaithful) December 14, 2017
Signing Ulloa = promotion.
— JL (@GualtieriJL) December 14, 2017
Has to be Ulloa!
— Sheds23 (@sheds231) December 14, 2017
Ulloha 1st choice for me, exactly what we need and an upgrade on Davis
— Big Eddo (@bigeddo63) December 14, 2017
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