Aston Villa could be about to bid £20m for Jack Butland if The Sun are to be believed. The newspaper reported on Monday night that the Villans were interested and could launch a swoop this week.
The Midlands outfit signed two goalkeepers on permanent contracts last season, bringing in both Orjan Nyland and Lovre Kalinic. However, Jed Steer surpassed them both with his performances in the latter stages of the campaign.
As a result, it’s perhaps a little bizarre to see Villa eyeing up another stopper.
But that didn’t stop their supporters from revealing their excitement about a possible deal for the Stoke ‘keeper.
Sharing their thoughts on Twitter, one fan called Butland proven and claimed he was a leader, two qualities that would obviously stand him in very good stead if he did make the move back to the Premier League.
A further supporter simply suggested it would be a great signing whilst another said there was no room for sentiment over Steer, hinting that Butland should be brought in.
The England international has earned nine caps for his country and was included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Nations League where the Three Lions ended up finishing in third.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
English, proven, international, leader, settled. This will cost us a lot but is a very good buy…
— H.S? (@Mxginn) June 10, 2019
?? great signing if we can pull it off
— Adam Lakin (@adamlakin015) June 10, 2019
Yes please top keeper
— christopher (@christopher2202) June 10, 2019
Would be a great signing, Steer is good and did a great job in the championship but there’s no room for sentiment in the prem we need to get it right
— Okay (@Okay170) June 10, 2019
Feel sorry for Steer but this will be a great signing
— James Burton (@JamesBu44393058) June 11, 2019
This is what we need yes boysssssss
— TheSecretBarber (@Thesecretbarber) June 10, 2019
— Jordan Richards (@07JRichards) June 10, 2019