Crystal Palace fans on Twitter are split after Premier League rivals Aston Villa look set to continue their big summer spending spree with moves for Bjorn Engels and Douglas Luiz.
While the Eagles’ transfer window has been anything but lively with goalkeeper Stephen Henderson the only arrival to date – and on a free – newly-promoted Villa have been going to town with the additions of Matt Targett, Jota, Ezri Konsa, Wesley, Kortney Hause, Anwar El Ghazi and Tyrone Mings, with the latter three joining on permanent deals following loan spells last term.
Now it appears as though Reims centre-back Engels and Manchester City midfielder Luiz are set to join them at Villa Park, with the duo set to cost £22m.
Given Palace have lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United and Michy Batshuayi back to Chelsea following his temporary spell at Selhurst Park in 2019, you may have expected the south London outfit to be a little more active in terms of incomings.
Some Eagles supporters have been quick to show some envy to the Midlands outfit with one saying “I’m so jealous”, but another approached the situation with a little more caution and said “I think they’re overdoing it, like Fulham”.
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That individual may well have a point, seeing as the Cottagers spent more than £100m last summer but still ended up being relegated from the top flight.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
So Villa are about to take their spending to £100m and we've spent………£0 🥺 #cpfc
— John McGovern (@TheGoverner99) July 12, 2019
Wow. Villa are genuinely doing amazing business I'm so jealous. https://t.co/f1E3F4Slp4
— Ȼ🦅🙏🏼 (@CPFC_Cal) July 12, 2019
Just want a signing…..hell even a contract extension would be nice right now ?
— Bekah Fairlie-Watson (@bekah_fairlie) July 12, 2019
But Villa have just got promoted and needed to spend. I think they’re over doing it, like Fulham. We have a PL squad already. Just need strengthening in certain areas.
— Jim Foster (@jimbo2556) July 12, 2019
How’d that go for Fulham?
— Bollard (@Bradley_Pollard) July 12, 2019
Just like Fulham did last season. Amazing business.
— Stuart Shave (@shave_stuart) July 12, 2019