Aston Villa striker Mbwana Samatta is set to be the subject of a loan offer from Turkish side Fenerbahce, according to a report from A Spor.
Villa boss Dean Smith saw the likes of Keinan Davis, Wesley and Samatta struggle for consistent form last season and the latter is now being linked with a move away from the club.
Despite arriving in January for £9.45m, Samatta’s future with the Claret and Blue side now looks bleak with the Midlands club opting to bring in Ollie Watkins from Brentford.
Watkins netted an impressive 26 goals in the Championship last term for Brentford and the youngster will be expected to start ahead of the aforementioned trio.
To add to Watkins’ arrival, Villa are also now being linked with Lyon striker Bertrand Traore, with a latest report claiming that talks are underway over a £19m transfer.
— villareport (@villareport) September 15, 2020
Reacting to the potential exit for Samatta this summer, fans were pretty split. Some were happy to see the back of the £8.55m-valued man given he has only scored twice in 16 appearances for the club, whilst others were keen to give him another chance having only joined in January…
Bit concerned with only having Watkins and Davis as options upfront. Davis has had injury problems and we run the risk of playing El Ghazi upfront again.
— Jonathan Ridgway (@AVFCJono) September 15, 2020
Excellent news if it covers his wages.
— Son Lyme (@Son_Lyme) September 15, 2020
Shame. Would rather he stayed, but hopefully if a loan does happen it can get him in decent form that might benefit him in the long run.
— All Aboard The Lange Bus 🚌🚌🚌 (@TheLastAwayDay) September 15, 2020
Apart from scoring in a Wembley cup final against the 2nd best team in England…. 😉. I think he needs a ful season and some better service then judge him….
— Gary B (@GaryB2014) September 15, 2020
This would probably mean we are getting very close to landing another striker, Rashica come on down #UTV
— Al Phillips (@secugoheels) September 15, 2020
Loan to buy would be best for both sides
— Nigel J Moore ⚽️ (@Moorski7) September 15, 2020
No. I would keep Samatta. The season is long and we need back up
— Hazem Telib (@HazemTelib) September 15, 2020
I’ll drive him to the airport👍
— ste AVFC (@stephenlawler13) September 15, 2020
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