Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to a transfer report linking Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion with a move for striker Mbwana Samatta.
Villa boss Dean Smith has been working hard behind the scenes to improve his attacking options this summer, sealing a deal for former Brentford man Ollie Watkins, who netted an impressive 26 goals in the Championship last term
Smith’s desire to improve his options came after seeing the likes of Keinan Davis, Wesley and Samatta all struggle to find the back of the net on a consistent basis last season.
And, the future of the latter has now been thrown into the spotlight, despite only arriving in January for £9.45m.
However, according to journalist Alan Nixon, West Brom could make a last ditch attempt to sign the striker before the transfer window closes.
— villareport (@villareport) September 17, 2020
That claim has prompted a number of Villa fans to react, sharing their opinions via Twitter account @villareport. It seems that many do not want him to go, perhaps because he hasn’t yet had much of a chance following his January arrival plus the fact that Albion are one of the Villans’ fiercest rivals.
Here is what some had to say…
Hands off he’s ours until we get a four fit striker’s in the squad.
To many fickle fans dissing him parachuted in, in Jan, asked to play lone role when he’s always played in a 2, new country new surroundings, I’d give him another season yet.
— Mike Knott (@MikeKnott10) September 18, 2020
So I’m guessing it’s just me that doesn’t want him to leave
— omar (@omario_avfc) September 17, 2020
Samatta isn’t ever scoring 20 premier league goals
— Bozzy (@bozzystuff) September 17, 2020
Don’t go there he will score a hat trick against us
— ➐ (@BenAVFC98) September 17, 2020
Realistically we shouldn’t be sending any players to relegation candidates. Not matter what we think of them
— Will (@WillBroadbent) September 17, 2020
Watch him go there and be class
— Jason Connolly (@jason_connolly) September 17, 2020
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