The Aston Villa supporting punters here in the Transfer Tavern haven’t quite thrown the towel in on their Premier League status just yet, but with the club 11 points adrift of safety, it will soon be time to reach for the bottle and drown those sorrows for fans of the Birmingham-based club.
Two supporters are hardly impressed with an article they have found whilst flicking through the landlords copy of The Daily Star this afternoon, which suggests boss Remi Garde is set to return to his old club Lyon to make a £3 million bid for striker Claudio Beauvue.
The supporter in question is a regular in the Tavern and is saddened that the club are not targeting players who are proven in the top flight of English football, and considers this move a resignation that the club will be playing Championship football next season.
The 27-year-old striker is on the transfer list with his current club, this despite netting an impressive 17 goals last season in Ligue 1.
Aston Villa fans… Who would you target in a bid to salvage your season?