Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to a claim from Lyon manager Rudi Garcia, who has said Bertrand Traore’s move to Villa Park is almost complete.
Villa boss Dean Smith has already bolstered his attacking options ahead of his side’s opening Premier League game.
Mbwana Samatta, Keinan Davis and Wesley all struggled to find consistent goal-scoring form last term and with Smith looking to improve that, a deal for Ollie Watkins materialised last week.
Watkins netted an impressive 26 goals in the Championship last term for Brentford and Smith could be set to bring in a second striker in the shape of Traore.
Villa are now being linked with the Lyon striker, with a latest report claiming that talks are underway over a £19m transfer.
The ex-Chelsea man has scored 33 goals during his time with Lyon, appearing 126 times for last season’s Champions League semi-finalists and his current manager Garcia has now claimed that a deal is set to go through.
— villareport (@villareport) September 14, 2020
Reacting to the comments made by Garcia, Villa fans reacted to Traore’s seemingly pending arrival with many unsure what to make of it. Indeed whilst he has enjoyed good campaigns in front of goal in the past, he managed just one Ligue 1 strike in the 19/20 term.
Lyon fans seem to be buzzing by this 🤔
— Oli Fisher (@oliqfisher) September 14, 2020
do we celebrate this as a dub or not
— jAyVFC ❼ (@VintageDoug) September 14, 2020
Lots mentioning the reactions of the Lyon supporters but he was top draw at Ajax and Chelsea supporters have been singing his praises since this story broke.
— James Courten (@JamesCourten) September 14, 2020
We love a Traore at Villa,then we give em away to get better!
— SneekyThief (@SneekyThief) September 14, 2020
Fingers crossed this turns out to be a risk worth taking.
— Lee (@villaleebs) September 14, 2020
Not sure on this
— LZ (@lz0121) September 14, 2020
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