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Aston Villa fans on Twitter don’t want Harry Arter deal

Aston Villa fans on Twitter don’t want Harry Arter deal

Aston Villa fans have been faced with the prospect of signing Harry Arter this month. The Republic of Ireland international is currently at Cardiff City on a season-long loan, however, The Irish Independent has claimed that Bournemouth are close to cancelling that loan deal amid interest from Aston Villa and Watford.

Whilst on the surface, Arter to Aston Villa looks like a promising signing, the Villains don’t want to see the Irishman sign and would much rather go for someone that fits the mould of what they’re trying to achieve as a club. The Bournemouth man is edging close to his thirties, and with Villa Park already home to veteran midfielders, they’d rather bring in some fresher faces.

The midfield options available to Dean Smith at the moment are vast. Conor Hourihane, John McGinn, Jack Grealish, Mile Jedinak, Glenn Whelan and Henri Lansbury are all at the club, even if not all of them are fit at the moment. The priority for the Villains has to their defence, and for that reason, they’re more than happy to lose out on Arter if he does become available in the last nine days of the window.

You can read the Villains’ verdict on Arter here:

The Villa Park faithful would much rather pool their resources into more problematic positions than centre-mid, and that’s why they’re happy to miss out on Arter.

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