Aston Villa are still being linked with a move for Burnley striker Chris Wood, as reported by Birmingham Mail.
Enjoying a productive 2020/21 campaign, the New Zealand international contributed with 16 goal involvements as he helped Burnley stave off relegation; namely 12 goals and four assists [Transfermarkt].
Dean Smith allegedly wants another forward signed, in order to take the sole goal-scoring burden away from Villains hero Ollie Watkins moving into 2021/22. Wood is seen as someone who is proven in the Premier League, as well as being an alternative mould of player who could make an impact at Villa Park [Birmingham Mail].
Wood would reportedly cost Aston Villa over £25 million if they were to successfully negotiate a deal for the 29-year-old.
Paying huge money for someone who will soon be in his thirties has not pleased the Aston Villa support, despite Wood’s impressive form this term. In light of this news, loads of fans took to Twitter to fume at these latest developments.
Villa fans react:
Here is what some Aston Villa supporters had to say regarding the update:
“Doesn’t fit the Villa player profile, this is never going to happen if you ask me and I won’t lose any sleep over it either sorry to say.”
“He will be 30 soon so a defo no!!!!!”
? I belive we have a strong starting 11, it would be great to develop our young lions!”
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