According to The Mirror, via the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa centre-back Tommy Elphick is a transfer target for local and Championship rivals Birmingham City.
The two clubs have already gone head-to-head in the race to sign John Terry this summer, and now it appears as though Blues manager Harry Redknapp wants to sign the 29-year-old as an alternative to the former Chelsea and England captain.
Elphick endured a tough first season at Villa Park after being signed by Roberto Di Matteo last summer, and he fell out of favour when the Italian was sacked and replaced by Steve Bruce, losing his role as skipper to James Chester.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, with many keen on selling Elphick to their arch-rivals as they don’t feel he is good enough to be featuring for them.
However, there were some that would rather keep the former Bournemouth man, and sell Micah Richards instead.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Sam Round ⚽️🦁 (@Roundzy) July 10, 2017
They can have him 💩
— Carl Betts (@bettsy1104) July 10, 2017
— Joe (@JoeManning__) July 10, 2017
Elphick linked to the Blues again, wouldn't be standing in his way!! #avfc
— Chriss82 (@chrissim82) July 10, 2017
Please he useless
— 07933216726 (@IolxBo4CCIu3yDD) July 10, 2017
Let him off..seems like a top bloke but not good enough for us and with Terry Chester & Bakes ahead of him won't get much playing time
— Seamus Morris (@seamus_morris18) July 10, 2017
The QE2 turns quicker !!! SELL HIM !
— Kevin stringer (@StringerKevin) July 10, 2017
Keep him and sell richards!!!!
— Kev Knight (@avfckev78) July 10, 2017
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