Aston Villa look set to beat Manchester United in the race to sign Fleetwood Town defender Josh Feeney, according to Birmingham Live.
And, as to be expected, plenty of Villa fans have been sharing their thoughts on the transfer news on social media.
Reliable reporter Ashley Preece wrote the story on Birmingham Live on Thursday evening, claiming Villa Park is Feeney’s preferred destination.
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The England Under-16 captain, who plays as a centre-back, has been in talks with Villa this week and visited the club’s Bodymoor Hath facility on Thursday afternoon.
Feeney’s representatives were reportedly impressed with what they saw in the Midlands, and it seems as if the 16-year-old is now edging closer to becoming the club’s third summer signing after Emiliano Buendia and Ashley Young.
Villa fans react
@villareport shared the news on Feeney on Thursday evening. These Villa supporters were excited at the update, with one describing the teenager as a potential ‘brilliant’ acquisition.
“Villa’s academy is booming you love to see it”
“we are massive”
“U16 England captain and trained for the senior fleetwood team for ages, unsure whether he’s made his debut yet though. Looks like a brilliant addition to me”
“We are on fire”
“We are becoming a very tempting move for talented youngsters these days. Big investment in the academy staff and facilities, a dominant performance in the FA Youth Cup and players making their way into the first team setup this season showing a pathway for the future…”
“6’4 CB training with the first team. Proper talent”
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