Rather bizarrely it appears as though finding a new goalkeeper this summer is a priority for Aston Villa.
Want Etheridge. But looking abroad as can’t get a price on him that they would pay. https://t.co/sq8zMDsJaL
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) June 10, 2019
After the form Jed Steer showed towards the back end of the season it’s rather strange that the Midlands club are looking at a new number one, especially after signing Lovre Kalinic and Orjan Nyland last summer.
With that in mind, a host of Villa fans were concerned with the transfer update, issuing their frustration on Twitter.
One fan simply asked whether the club have actually learnt from their past mistakes. Another raised concerns with the quality of the foreign goalkeepers they’ve signed in the past.
A further supporter decided to focus on Steer, claiming it would be harsh on the play-off final if he wasn’t given a chance in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old was a huge influence after returning from a loan spell with Charlton over the winter, ending up the star of the penalty shoot-out in Villa’s play-off semi-final with West Brom.
Here’s the best of the debate from the Villa Park faithful.
Do we not learn?
— Adam Cave (@AdamCave15) June 10, 2019
We already need to offload 2 keepers
— Kye (@kyzzaa_) June 10, 2019
We should put this money on a good striker instead.
— Fidde (@swe_fidde) June 10, 2019
This didn’t work out well with the last bunch of them we signed
— Niall (@NiallBowes) June 10, 2019
We don’t need a goalkeeper
— thASSos (@ThassosF) June 10, 2019
We’ve tried with quite a few foreign goalkeepers who I’ve never heard of before I’d like to see a keeper I’ve watched and can fully get behind from the get go
— Kai (@Kai0Meredith) June 10, 2019
Don’t think we need a goalie…
— Josh Moore (@JoshMoo63038117) June 10, 2019
Every keeper we buy tends to do awful.
— Teaz Gvrty (@Royal_graviity) June 10, 2019
All seems a bit harsh on Steer. He was quality for us getting to the PL, reckon he should be given the chance at no.1
— James Warman (@JamesWarman11) June 10, 2019
Noooooo we always go wrong with them! Steer and Johnstone been the best in recent times!
— Tonker (@Tonker_96) June 10, 2019