Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to a transfer report claiming the club have submitted a £16m bid for Bournemouth striker Josh King.
Dean Smith’s side fought off relegation last term with a final day draw against West Ham United and the former Brentford tactician is expected to add some new faces to his side this summer ahead of the new season.
The likes of Wesley, Mbwana Samatta, and Keinan Davis all struggled to find consistent goalscoring form last season and it is expected that Smith will add a new striker in an attempt to improve their threat going forward.
Linked with a move for Callum Wilson, who suffered relegation with Bournemouth last term, the Villans were beaten to the England striker by Newcastle United, who secured a £20m move.
With that rejection, Smith has now turned his attention on to Wilson’s teammate, King, who has now been linked with a £16m move to Villa Park.
During his time in the Premier League, King secured 161 appearances in which he netted 48 goals and gained 15 assists.
Reacting to the transfer report, Villa fans gave their opinion and it seems many are not impressed. They seem to think that King would not be a good addition, perhaps due to his record which shows he averages less than a goal every three games in the top flight…
Has anyone actually thought it might be the owners being tight and telling Purslow and Lange to get the deals for as cheap as possible,I’m sure Dean has told them he wants Watkins and Benrahma but the owners are being a bit like Daniel Levy and penny pinching,just a thought
— Gaz Saunders (@saunders_gaz) September 8, 2020
He is starting to get desperate just shows how clueless our manager is and how they lack ambition
— David Little Murdoch (@LittleMurdoch) September 8, 2020
Lets just buy regulated players or championship. That make sense.🤦🏿♂️. This is not exciting news.
— Alexander (@VillanAston) September 8, 2020
Fighting relegation again this season …. Said it before and I’ll say it again …Dean out of his depth 🙄😡
— frank simmonson (@fsimmonson) September 8, 2020
Just sums up villlas transfer ambition gone from young striker like Watkins 2 josh king in terms of trying 2 sign players same as January transfer window absolutely clueless beyond a joke now
— davidsmith (@DavidsmithMrbre) September 8, 2020
Just shows how clueless the club is if Watkins, Wilson or King is their definition of “ambition”. Expected more this window, shambles again 😡
— Joe (@Joe_Mallinson11) September 8, 2020
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