The Aston Villa fans in The Transfer Tavern are competing in a pool tournament and discussing a potential bid for a new goalkeeper.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the Premier League strugglers are plotting a £4.9 million bid for 25-year-old Hajduk Split goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.
With the form of Brad Guzan inconsistent the club’s manager Remi Garde is set to make a move for the 6ft 7ins keeper as they look to maintain their Premier League status come May.
Kalinic has spent his entire career with Hajduk, and impressive performances for his club have seen him called up to the Croatian national side for their friendly against Argentina in November 2014.
The keeper will be wanted man this January with Turkish side Besiktas already having a bid turned down and fellow Premier League sides Leicester City and Sunderland also reportedly interested in the big shot stopper.
Our landlord in The Transfer Tavern believes that Kalinic will be just the keeper the struggling side need to add to their squad in a bid to shore a up a leaky defence and stay in the Premier League.
As for the Villa fans although they don’t know much about the Croatian they believe that a new keeper is what is required at the club as they are not convinced that either Guzan or Bunn possess the qualities required to be consistent enough to be the club’s number one.
Villa fans, would you be happy with this deal? Let us know in the comments below!