Aston Villa are in the hunt for the playoffs this season. Yesterday they were given the news that Tammy Abraham had opted to stay at the club despite a loan offer from Wolves, and with a few more signings they could be in business. However, the fans are desperate to avoid signing Isaac Hayden from Newcastle, who The Mirror have linked them with.
— villareport (@villareport) January 8, 2019
Dean Smith isn’t trying to hide the fact he’s recruiting players to make his side better at the back. Lovre Kalinic and Kourtney Hause have already joined the club this window, and with Isaac Hayden they’d have another defensive minded player to help them stop shipping so many goals. This season has seen the Villains score 49 goals, yet they’ve also conceded 40, the joint 7th most of any club in the league.
The Villains, though, can’t see Hayden helping their cause, and would rather see him go to promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion, who are also linked with a move for the midfielder. Hayden has been angling for a move away from St James Park since the summer for personal reasons, and it looks like he’ll be getting his wish this January, even if the Villains are desperate to avoid signing the ex-Arsenal man.
You can read the Villa fans’ calls to avoid Hayden here:
Not for me. Championship player at best. We can do better. Not much ability on the ball.
— Chez Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) January 8, 2019
— Gurshaan Rai (@GurshaanRai) January 8, 2019
He isn’t what we need, give us Doukoure
— Sammy Abraham (@sam_avfc1) January 8, 2019
No tah, bang average championship player
— liam (@brummie_liam) January 8, 2019
Villa it is then! honestly though they can have this one cos he’s pants!
— Mattcayley (@MattcayleyM) 8 January 2019
A player that openly demands a move and sulks when he fancys it… Think both of us should steer clear of this brat.
— James– Albion Till I Die (@James84507668) January 8, 2019
— MrVilla (@MrAstonVillan) January 9, 2019
The Villains have made it clear that Hayden is not the man for them, although they’ll have no choice but to get behind him if Dean Smith decides he’s what they need.
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