Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is willing to listen to offers for defender Frederic Guilbert, causing a relatively big fan response via Twitter.
After securing their top flight status last term, Villa are preparing for a second consecutive year in the Premier League.
Manager Smith has been expected to make several changes to his squad this summer and the £28m signing of Ollie Watkins has certainly enhanced his forward line, given the youngster scored 26 Championship goals for Brentford last term.
The arrival of Matty Cash has strengthened the club’s backline, but the former Nottingham Forest defender’s signing has put pressure on Frenchman Guilbert, who has since been linked with a summer exit.
A fresh report has now claimed that Smith wants to sell a total of six players to recoup some transfer funds and Guilbert appears on that list.
The Telegraph go in to further details about potential player sales with the likes of Mbwana Samatta, Jota and Henri Lansbury all being reportedly made available for sale.
Reacting to the news report which was shared by @AVFC_News, fans gave their opinion on the potential exit of Guilbert and it is fair to say they are not impressed. Indeed the majority would prefer to see the £6.3m man stay and compete with Cash, perhaps given he was a regular last term making 29 appearances in all competitions and even chipping in with two goals and two assists…
This makes no sense. We need to keep him. He’s young, he’s improving, we need 2 quality RBs and I can see him and Cash playing together now and again in a 5. Plenty of dead wood at this club. He ain’t one.
— STEVE SANDERS (@stevesanderstax) September 15, 2020
Get rid of el ghazi and el mohammady (Bruce might want him)
Guilbert is worth far more than 5 lousy million and needs to stay
— Prashant Patel (@prashantECPA) September 15, 2020
I’m surprised at this, thought he’d be good competition for Matty Cash!
— Adam (@adamelef1) September 15, 2020
Makes no sense at all especially when he’s our best RB.
— Villa Boy (@VillaBoy68) September 15, 2020
— AndySch (@AndySch9) September 15, 2020
Why sell one of our better players? Dont make sense. Sell Engels if anyone.
— Alexander (@VillanAston) September 15, 2020
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