Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has been linked with loan moves for Chelsea midfielders Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as he plans to find a new ‘number 8’.
The 2019/2020 season offered Villa fans a rather bumpy ride as the Midlands outfit fought off relegation with a final day draw against West Ham United.
Smith has looked to change things this time around and an opening day win over Sheffield United has kick-started their season so far.
Matched with that impressive three points, Villa have also signed a number of new additions, including Ollie Watkins from Brentford, Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest, Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal and most recently Bertrand Traore from French side Lyon.
With the transfer window open until mid-October, reports are further emerging with claims Smith wants to add another new face to his side.
Reacting to the transfer report, Villa fans took to Twitter account @villareport to give an opinion on a potential move for the England international duo. It seems that fans would be happy with either, indeed both have great pedigree. Barkley has won the FA Cup and Europa League whilst having 33 England caps to his name, whilst Loftus-Cheek has made 10 appearances for the Three Lions and has won two Premier League titles.
— Aston Radford (@RaddersAston) September 23, 2020
Would be even better option than Barkley but think Chelsea have a soft spot for this chap Villa’s business in this window is really impressive… Good times ahead #UTV
— Pricey (@STEVEBP1) September 24, 2020
Yes hope this gets done, Hourihane is only on the team for his good deliverly and Mcginn has been poor lets be honest
— RENI❄ (@RpmFifa) September 24, 2020
If we could get Loftus cheek playing like he did at Palace we’d be laughing
— Dylan (@Dylan99286923) September 23, 2020
One or the other, would definitely be a good addition
— Matt (@NightmreParadox) September 23, 2020
Would love this
— Adam Glaze (@glazious1) September 24, 2020
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