Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to a report claiming that striker Mbwana Samatta has agreed terms to join Fenerbahce.
Villa manager Dean Smith saw Keinan Davis, Wesley and Samatta all struggle for consistent form last season and a fresh face has been signed in Ollie Watkins from Brentford.
Despite arriving in January for £9.45m, the 27-year-old’s future with the Claret and Blue now looks bleak, with the Midlands club opting to bring in Watkins, who netted an impressive 26 goals in the Championship last term. The ex-Bees marksman may be expected to spearhead Smith’s attack when Villa’s Premier League campaign gets underway against Sheffield United on Monday evening.
To add to Watkins’ arrival, Villa are also now being linked with Lyon striker Bertrand Traore, with a latest report claiming that a completed deal worth £19m is almost done.
Reacting to the claim which was made by Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, these Villa fans gave their opinion on the update via Twitter account @villareport:
Shame. Would have liked to see him come good for us.
— All Aboard The Lange Bus 🚌🚌🚌 (@TheLastAwayDay) September 17, 2020
I hope Samatta finds some joy there. Always demonstrated the best attitude and came with an energetic fan base too. Best of luck 👍
— Calvin Coolidge 🐝 (@CalvinThePickle) September 17, 2020
That’s 11 million not coming back
Should’ve gotten someone better for that money
Could’ve bought the best player in africa with it or even loan a big striker
But its a lesson to learn
— Ali hesh (@Aliheikal16) September 17, 2020
Goodbye Mbwana 😥
— 🇹🇿KING SAMATTA🇹🇿 (@AvfcKurt8) September 17, 2020
Shame as I like him, but can understand us letting him go. Think he struggled through lockdown and was potentially bought with one eye on the championship
— Phil (@Unofficial_Phil) September 17, 2020
Should have never came in the first place. Total panic buy and was because we waited too long to sort out a replacement for Wes. Good luck
— CryptoJ (@JkpilotJon) September 17, 2020
Cut throat business i like it, hopefully a sign of things to come and we can clear our wage bill of the dead wood – even some against Burton (although appreciate first competitive game) look way off it and fighting for a place in the squad
— Its your round m’lord (@HxCbrah) September 17, 2020
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