Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton has agreed to join Manchester United this summer, according to John Cross of The Mirror.
And, as to be expected, a number of Villa supporters have been sharing their thoughts towards the news on social media.
Cross claims that United have held talks with the 35-year-old in recent weeks and a deal now looks to be agreed and finalised.
Heaton hasn’t featured for Villa since suffering a serious injury on New Year’s Day 2020. He returned to the bench towards the end of 2020, however, he’s failed to get a look in due to Emiliano Martinez’s impressive first season at Villa Park.
The Englishman’s contract in the Midlands expires in a matter of weeks, and it now seems as if he’ll be returning to Old Trafford ahead of the 2021/22 season to provide backup to Dean Henderson and David de Gea.
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Villa fans react
@villareport shared the update from Cross on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. This is what these Villa fans had to say in reply…
“Oh no anyway”
“Thought he’d have more ambition than settling to be a bench warmer. Shame.”
“ambitious bench to bench move”
“Shame a great player I hope he stays fit & gets some games for them UTV”
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