Plenty of Aston Villa fans have been reacting to a post regarding a possible permanent swoop for on-loan midfielder Ross Barkley.
According to Football Insider, Villa chief executive Christian Purslow is spearheading a permanent move for the 27-year-old, with the Blues wanting £35m for his full-time services.
Dean Smith is reportedly yet to be convinced over a potential club-record deal this summer, with Barkley failing to start any of the club’s last four Premier League games, despite Jack Grealish missing those fixtures with a leg issue.
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Football Insider went on to add that Villa paid Chelsea a huge £11m fee to take Barkley to the Midlands for the 2020/21 season.
The Blues paid Everton just over £15m for the England international back in 2018 – meaning Villa have handed Chelsea 66% of that deal three years ago just for a loan spell.
Villa fans react
“Nobody pays that kind of fee without a option too buy which we don’t have, absolute rubbish UTV”
“Nah no way”
“It’s called wages….”
In other news: Many Villa fans have been left fuming with a specific pre-Spurs annoucement, find out more here.
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