Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to a latest report claiming French defender Frederic Guilbert has been ‘pushed’ towards an exit from the club as talk continues.
After securing their top flight status last season with a final day draw against West Ham United, Villa are now preparing for the new season.
Boss Dean Smith is expected to make several changes to his squad and utilise the transfer window, and one deal has already been completed with Matty Cash arriving from Nottingham Forest.
Cash was arguably one of the most in-form players in the Championship last season, holding down the right-back role in Sabri Lamouchi’s side whilst also chipping in with three goals and five assists. Paying an initial £14m, it is expected that he will go straight in to Smith’s starting eleven.
That has left Guilbert’s chances of finding first team football at Villa Park significantly reduced and a latest report from L’Equipe has now claimed that the Frenchman has been ‘pushed’ towards an exit by the club.
Guilbert joined up with Villa from Caen last summer and made 25 Premier League appearances in his first season.
Reacting to the report which was shared by Twitter account @AVFC_News, Villa fans gave their opinion on the defender’s future at the club with the majority hoping that he stays.
Don’t get it. I really like Guilbert, he has an awful lot to offer.
— Barry Martin (@oldschoolanchor) September 3, 2020
I hope not , he should be competing with Cash . Sell Elmo and keep the young players .
— Shawfarmstud (@SFSshawfarmstud) September 3, 2020
Noooo we need to keep him he’s great 🤷🏻♂️
— Simon (@Simon75958369) September 3, 2020
This better be nonsense.
— Adam Deuce 🦁 (@AdamDeuce) September 3, 2020
— Alex Davis (@TheOriginal_Cat) September 3, 2020
— CB (@Djweedon) September 3, 2020
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